BREMF Consort of Voices (BCV)
BREMF Consort of Voices is an ensemble of solo and consort singers formed from semi-professional, student and experienced amateur singers.
Deborah Roberts - Director
BCV is dedicated to giving dramatic and exciting performances of music from the Renaissance and early Baroque. The ensemble gives several concerts each year at BREMF. It has taken part in music ranging from 15th-century a cappella polyphony to the spectacular 1589 Florentine Intermedi with renaissance orchestra, great Venetian works with The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble and Purcell with Emma Kirkby and the International Baroque Players.
In 2015 the group performed the 8-voice Vespers of nun composer Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s The Early Music Show. In 2021 they celebrated the 500th anniversaries of Josquin and Fayrfax with two performances at BREMF.
How to join BCV
Singers are selected by audition, and should be good sight readers with clear, well-tuned voices. The size of the choir is flexible, depending on the repertoire, and singers are invited on a project by project basis. We particularly welcome student singers interested in building experience in singing an incredible range of fascinating and challenging music.
Apply by email giving details of experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
“…here intensity came from the grinding dissonances and the way they ‘sigh’ downwards to their resolution, an effect that the choir under its director Deborah Roberts really savoured.”
The Daily Telegraph (concert at BREMF 2010 with Emma Kirkby and the International Baroque players, broadcast on BBC Radio 3)