Cantores Missae


Cantores Missae is a consort group of singers comprising some of the UK's leading soloists.  The members sing regularly in major concert halls and houses around the world, and with the world's leading ensembles, including The Monteverdi Choir, The Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, The Gabrieli Consort, The Royal Opera House, Westminster Cathedral Choir, The Choir of St. Bride's Fleet St, and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  The experience and skill of the members of Cantores Missae enable them to perform as an organic and totally integrated ensemble. 

Cantores Missae has become known particularly for its performances of music for the Old Catholic Mass, the Tridentine Rite, but they also sing in Anglican and other Protestant churches. Their repertoire ranges from Gregorian chant to motets and hymns from the 19th and 20th Centuries, but their reputation has been built on performances of the music of the Golden Age of Polyphony, the 16th Century, including composers such as William Byrd, Palestrina Victoria, Guerrero, Lobo and Esquivel.

Their new CD, “Praise to the holiest” comprises much loved Gregorian Chant, hymns and motets from the 16th to 20th Centuries, including works by Croce, Elgar, Mozart, Attwood and Bruckner.  It is an eloquent and persuasive document of the group’s great versatility, encompassing as it does so many differing musical styles with equal sensitivity and conviction.

The group employs only one voice to a part, allowing the individual musical line and texture of the music to be heard with the utmost clarity. This has become a hallmark of Cantores Missae and has led to their continued success.

Now recognised as one of the leading ensembles of its kind, Cantores Missae provides music of the highest level of performance excellence for Weddings, Funerals Masses, Requiems, Vespers and other services, both as a full polyphonic ensemble and also, when required, with just the lower voices singing Gregorian Chant.  With the release of 'Praise to the Holiest', Cantores Missae is extending its activities to giving concerts both in this country and abroad.

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Professional Vocal Consort providing music for Events, Services and Concerts

Cantores Missae recently released their new CD of Motets Hymns and Chant, featuring pieces sung at

the recent papal visit to the UK.

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