The Burgundian Consort has existed as an elite arm of the Collegium Musicum Choir for many years (since about 1985). The ensemble includes only a small number of singers (12-18), mostly (but not exclusively) undergraduate music students and sings challenging, unaccompanied repertoire. The Burgundian Consort presents a small annual recital in September of each year as well as being part of some concerts of the Collegium Musicum. In recent years, the Burgundian Consort’s repertoire has included Copland's In the Beginning, Britten’s Sacred and Profane, Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Wesley-Smith's Who Killed Cock Robin? and Debussy's Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans. In 2018, The Burgundian Consort will explore the remote realms of the Nordic and Baltic states, with works from Tormis, Gjeilo, Sisask and Pärt, before rounding out the program with some traditional English madrigals from Byrd, Elgar, and Purcell. The program will also include the premiere performance of the winner of the inaugural Willgoss Choral Composition Prize 2018.