The Burgundian Consort has existed as an elite arm of the Collegium Musicum Choir for many years (since about 1985). It 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. The evening program also includes the premiere performance of the Willgoss Choral Composition Prize.
Membership of the Burgundian Consort is by audition, and is based almost entirely on sight-singing, experience and vocal quality. Singers in the Burgundian Consort tend to be experienced choristers with high-level music literacy.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rehearsals in Term 3, 2020 will be run online, on Mondays at 4pm. Information will be sent to members directly.
Burgundian Consort 2020
This class is open to continuing members only. New members will not be accepted in Term 3.
Positions are currently closed for the Burgundian Consort. If you would like to audition should a position becomes available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals take place Monday 4:00-6:00pm during academic term.