The Epiphoni Consort is an award-winning chamber choir performing music of all eras and styles to a professional standard across London's great churches and concert halls.
With two competition awards and a BBC4 TV appearance in 2016, the choir has firmly established itself as one of London's foremost ensembles.
21 August 2016
Tickets are now available online for our Islington Proms performance on Saturday 24th September.
22 June 2016
Launching the first Epiphoni course aimed at improving sightreading for skilled ensemble singers.
Bradfield College Chapel
Epiphoni perform a selection of music from their forthcoming Great Fire of London concert, marking its 350th anniversary, together with a preview of music by David Bednall from their forthcoming CD.
St James' Church, Islington
A programme of music and readings marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Part of the Islington Proms season.
Founded in 2014, with the aim of providing a project-based chamber choir to singers of an advanced training but who, in the majority of cases, pursue other primary careers.
Now winners of Tenebrae’s Locus Iste competition and runners up in the London International A Cappella Choir Competition, The Epiphoni Consort is establishing its reputation as one of the best choirs around.
Since our debut performance at the Gresham Centre in April 2014, we have embarked on an ambitious and eclectic programme of activity including Strauss’s fearsome Deutsche Motette in 20 parts at St John’s Smith Square and a concert-play commemorating the centenary of the 1914 Christmas Truce. In 2015 we have been invited to appear at festivals including The Brandenburg Choral Festival, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and the London International A Cappella Choir (LIACC) competition. In 2016 we made our BBC TV debut in a documentary on the life of Sergei Rachmaninov.
We are pleased to hear from accomplished singers who are interested in auditioning and:
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Our singers have performed at private functions from Buckingham Palace to Inveraray Castle, and recorded on labels for Naxos, Deutsche Grammophon and Decca. We are particularly interested to hear from producers working in classical crossover.
In December 2014 we sang Christmas carols for a reception at Cliveden House, the residence made famous by Nancy Astor's notorious parties and further still by the Profumo Affair.
2015 engagements have included weddings at St Mark's, Dalston, the largest parish church in London, and Holy Trinity Blythburgh, "the cathedral of the marshes", and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Prom in July.
We are really interested in collaborations with orchestras or choral societies from London and surrounding areas. If you have a big work you'd like to put on and need a semi-chorus or full choir for it, we are available for hire.
“Excellent interpretation ... real verve and commitment ... riveting”
- Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars
“ It was a pleasure to sing and work alongside the excellent choir Epiphoni ... a great sense of phrasing and ensemble, fabulous intonation and a strong, clear, focused tone in all voice parts of the choir. Tim's collection of singers become something really rather special under his direction.”
- Nigel Short, Tenebrae
“It's so obvious right from the minute you start singing that you have a passion for choral singing, and excellence in choral singing. It's a very vibrant sound.”
- Paul Phoenix, PurpleVocals, The King's Singers
“The Epiphoni Consort successfully communicated a range of musical styles from Tudor to romantic to contemporary”
- Choir & Organ, October 2015
"I rate my audience experiences based on whether it makes me want to be up there making music with the performers. I give you an emphatic yes"
- Johannes Roose, Conductor, Melbourne Sinfonia
"...the choir's interpretation of Strauss's Deutsche Motette was finer than the BBC Singers’ Proms performance..."
- David Nice, The Arts Desk
"...an occasion of remarkable musical quality and communicative cogency - more please"
- Paul Dawson-Bowling, author of The Wagner Experience
"I owe you lunch"
- Rector of St Vedast-alias-Foster, following our performance