Director

Freddie Crowley is the founder and director of the New Oxford Consort. He graduated in July 2018 from Merton College, Oxford, where he read Music and was a choral scholar for three years.

Freddie was a member of the 2018-19 cohort of Genesis Sixteen, The Sixteen’s young artists’ programme run by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan, and holds a 2019-20 Fellowship with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

Now based in London, he has recently sung with the New London Chamber Choir, Echo, Oxford Bach Soloists, Rheia Singers and Recordare Chamber Choir, as well as frequent depping work in churches and cathedrals around the city.

“They have an energetic and enthusiastic director in Freddie Crowley, who also has an engaging manner with an audience…”
— Wales Arts Review, Cath Barton

 

Photograph by Izzy Romilly.

Freddie grew up on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, spending six years as a chorister at Exeter Cathedral, during which time he voiced the TV and radio advertising campaign for Exeter’s new Princesshay development (2007). More recently, he has appeared as a soloist with several choral societies across the county, as well as occasionally singing with the choirs of Exeter Cathedral and Buckfast Abbey.

While at University, Freddie spent a year as president of the Merton College Music Society, during which time he directed the Kodály Choir and Fidelio Orchestra of Merton College. He was a guest conductor with Mariana Voices, a member of the Voces Academy Musical Leadership Programme and sang in jazz a cappella group The Oxford Gargoyles. He also appeared frequently on stage, with roles including Luca in Walton’s The Bear (New Chamber Opera, March 2017), Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide (Oxford Playhouse, November 2017) and Daddy Brubeck in Cy Coleman’s Sweet Charity (Oxford Playhouse, February 2018).