Celebrate the Friday evening of the Royal Jubilee weekend with this smorgasbord of royal music through the ages performed by Lerion Consort. The distinguished London-based vocal ensemble will use anthems, chants, chansons, partings, madrigals and motets specially composed for royal occasions from the 9th to the 20th century to tell a musical story of 'Courts and Conflict through the Ages'.
The programme features works by Josquin, Byrd, Purcell, Walton and the compositions of some monarchs themselves.
The Lerion Consort is a professional vocal ensemble already carving out a niche in the world of classical performance, with their special focus on breaking down the formalities and barriers surrounding classical music. Featuring an expressive sound, the Lerion Consort aims to draw out the best that choral music has to offer through an exciting, imaginative repertoire and strong, soloistic singing, yet as a close ensemble.
The consort was founded by its musical director and conductor, Joe Tobin, after he graduated with distinction from the Masters programme in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Academy's Sir Thomas Armstrong Choral Leadership Prize and Irene Burcher Prizes. Among several other appointments, Joe is currently well-known in this area as the conductor of Penshurst Choral Society.
Other singers include Tamsin Raitte (soprano), Isabelle Haile (soprano), Helena Cooke (alto), James Botcher (tenor and well-known beatboxer!) and David Valsamedis (bass).