performers really are very, very good... a force to be reckoned
Mackney, Birmingham Post
Colmore Consort takes its name from 'Colmore Row', the street
on which Birmingham Cathedral is sited and the venue for
the choir's inaugural concert in February 2004. Since then,
it has become increasingly renowned for critically acclaimed
performances of contemporary English choral music.
2004, the choir gave the West Midlands' première
of James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados and David Matthews'
The Ship of Death. In 2005, they gave performances
of Jonathan Pitkin's Esto Mihi in Deum Protectorem
and Giles Swayne's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in
Westminster Abbey, and Kenneth Leighton's Mass Opus 44
in Notre Dame, Paris.
choir's first CD, Moments of Vision, which contains
eleven world première recordings, was released in
May 2006 and features the choral works of Jonathan Dove
and David Matthews.
for 2006 include appearances at Lancing College as part
of the Brighton Festival; St. George's Chapel, Windsor;
Exeter College, Oxford; and the Three Choirs Festival in