The New Oxford Consort is a vocal ensemble comprising some of the finest young singers from Oxford and beyond.
Founded and directed in 2018 by Freddie Crowley, a recent Music graduate of Merton College, Oxford, the group performs repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, and varies in size and forces according to venue and occasion.
The singers are drawn from a pool of young professionals in the early stages of their singing careers, including alumni choral scholars of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Royal Holloway and Manchester universities, as well as London conservatoires.
Members of the group have sung with the Tallis Scholars, Tenebrae, BBC Singers, SANSARA, I Fagiolini, Siglo de Oro, Genesis Sixteen, echo choir, Lacock Scholars, Carice Singers, and the choirs of Merton, Queen’s, Christ Church and New Colleges, Oxford.
“It was a great occasion, for all sorts of reasons. I much admired the shaping of the programme, the quality of the performance and the exciting promise which the evening showed – both in terms of the Consort as a whole, and Freddie’s abilities as its director and guiding spirit… It was a truly memorable evening.”
— Dame Janet Ritterman, former director of the Royal College of Music
(re the New Oxford Consort’s debut concert)