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Consortium5 at the Northern Aldborough Festival 2014

The Recorder: Europe’s Richman, Poorman, Beggarman or Thief? During its long and varied history as an instrument played at Royal Courts as well as in popular domestic music making, the recorder has been associated with the characteristics of all of the above.  This special quartet programme includes works by Senfl, Telemann and Frescobaldi. Date: Tuesday […]

Consortium5 at Colourscape 2014

This summer Consortium5 return to their favourite multicoloured tent for more fun and games with music of  and for all ages! Date: 29th June 2014 Time: 11-4pm Venue: Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH Tickets and more info:

C5 at Cardiff University, 12th November 2013

Consortium5 had a great time at Cardiff University on Tuesday, 12 November 2013, performing alongside Kate Macoboy (soprano) and Adrian Horsewood (baritone).  The group were also delighted to welcome recorder player Robert Du Bree making a great impression on his first performance with the ensemble. This programme featured an exquisite new work by Robert  Fokkens on the theme […]

Consortium5 at the Swiss Church, London

Consortium5 present an evening concert as part of the ‘Music At The Swiss Church’ Series. The Recorder: Europe’s Richman, Poorman, Beggarman or Thief? In this provocative programme Consortium5 displays the wealth, colour and diversity of music that the recorder either ‘owns’ or has claimed and appropriated for this performance on an impressive range of baroque, […]

C5 at the Wilding Festival

In June 2013 Consortium5 gave the world premieres of 4 pieces especially commissioned for the Wilding Festival.  The Festival was put together to mark 100 years since the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison and took place on the very same site of her memorial service in 1913: St George’s,  Bloomsbury. Consortium5 commissioned works from […]

Screech! – Interactive Web Game

In February 2013 then then composer in residence at Handel House, created a very special set of pieces called ‘badluck birds’ for Consortium5.  Inspired by particular British birds which are often seen as bad omens, the piece’s open movement is a dynamic, improvisatory explosion of birdsong called Screech. Screech became the basis for a unique […]


Consortium5 play on a huge array of recorders that include several sets of instruments covering different periods and styles. The ten piece Renaissance consort set is made by Dutch recorder maker Adriana Breukink. It ranges from a descant to the six foot tall subbass, with different trebles, tenors and bass instruments in between.  This allows […]

C5 at Colourscape on Clapham Common, Sept 2013

Consortium5 returned to one of our favourite and most intriguing venues, the Colourscape tent, situated this time on Clapham Common.  This madly colourful labyrinth provides a wonderful setting to experience music, both old and new, in a fun and immersive environment. This time we were particularly excited to be joined by children from the local […]


Consortium5 offer a range of educational, interactive concerts and workshops suitable for all ages and abilities, presenting the recorder in an exciting and fresh manner, showcasing the huge versatility and range of repertoire our fantastic instrument has to offer. From school children learning their very first note, through to conservatoire/university level students and adult learners, Consortium5 […]

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Current Programmes

Here are a series of suggested programme titles and outlines.  We are also very happy to create bespoke programmes to compliment an overall theme or requirement for your event.  Get in touch by email at to discuss things further. A discourse of musicke A feast of music that explores the changing voice of the […]

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