The Choir

sjss steps squareThe Epiphoni Consort was founded in 2014 as a project-based chamber choir for singers of an advanced training but who, in the majority of cases, pursue other primary careers.

Since our debut recital 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-drama with music and acted scenes commemorating the centenary of the 1914 Christmas Truce.

In 2015 we were invited to appear at festivals including The Brandenburg Choral Festival, the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and the London International A Cappella Choir Competition (LIACCC). Before a jury chaired by Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars, Epiphoni proceeded through the heats to the Grand Final. Phillips commended us on our “excellent interpretation and atmosphere” of the sixteenth century repertoire and vocal coach Ghislaine Morgan called us “mesmerising”. We went on to take second prize.

In November 2015 the world-renowned Tenebrae invited us to join them on stage at their Brahms and Bruckner CD launch at St James’, Spanish Place, after they awarded us first prize in their Locus Iste competition.

On January 1st 2016 we made our BBC TV debut in a documentary about the life and work of Sergei Rachmaninoff, The Joy of Rachmaninoff.

A separate take from the documentary, the full sixth movement, Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice O Virgin), from the All-night Vigil by Rachmaninoff is currently on the BBC Arts website.

In 2017 we released our debut CD, Sudden Light on Delphian Records which was greeted with glowing reviews from Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and many other reviewers.

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