The St James Consort
The St James Consort were formed out of the Voices of Hope. They provide Incredible musical for support to Church services on the first Sunday of every month, and have helped us develop our new online Church sessions. The St James Consort are available for a range of occasions including weddings, funerals and baptisms. For further information contact Simon Davies-Fidler, their musical director.
‘Voices of Hope are a choir that have earned their place at the top table in the musical world’ – John Rutter
Voices of Hope has built a national and international reputation since it was formed in 2011 by music director, Simon Davies-Fidler. In 2016 the choir won the UK’s National Choir of the Year competition and the following year competed as finalists in Europe’s Let The Peoples Sing, in Helsinki. The choir will represent the UK in the same competition in 2019, having been nominated again by the BBC. Voices of Hope regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and has performed on BBC 4.
‘…my goodness me you were impressive’ (Harry Christophers – The Sixteen)
‘You are a fantastic ensemble who shine individually as well as in ensemble…Stunning diction and beautiful homogenous tone’ (Danielle de Niese – International Opera Singer)
‘…a virtuosic performance of great ensemble, musicality and conviction’ (Tim Rhys Evans)
‘…that was one of the best choral performances I’ve ever seen anywhere, in any context’ (Matt Peacock – CEO of Streetwise Opera)
‘…you were utterly brilliant, awesome!’ (Neil Ferris – Conductor)
‘Really spellbinding, I love what you did and how you did it!’ (David Lawrence – Conductor)
‘You gave us so much of what we want to see in a choir – technical excellence, variety of repertoire and vocal approach and something visually interesting’ (Ken Burton – Conductor)