The Syred Consort
The Syred Consort is a hand-picked chamber choir bringing together some of the finest young professional singers in London under the direction of conductor Ben Palmer. Founded in 2007, the Consort’s repertoire is diverse, ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, often featuring soloists drawn from within the choir. The Consort has toured programmes of Antonio Lotti and Bach Motets, and given acclaimed performances of Messiah in London
and throughout the UK. Past seasons have included a cycle of J.S. Bach’s four great choralorchestral works, music by Duruflé, Gesualdo, MacMillan, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Tallis, Berlioz’s Messe solennelle, Handel’s Israel in
Egypt, and world premieres by Graham Ross and Malcolm Hayes. In addition to several performances at the English Music Festival, the Consort has sung in such notable venues as Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and, under the direction of Tim Brown, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. The choir collaborates regularly with the Orchestra of St Paul’s, and occasionally with its sister ensemble, the Syred Sinfonia. The Syred Consort remains hugely indebted to its sponsor, Richard Syred, from whom the choir takes its name.