About

Aylesbury Consort of voices, led by Kelvin Turner, is an Aylesbury based a cappella choir, performing a range of music from the sixteenth century to the present day.

The Consort was originally founded by Charles Pope in the 1950s, initially as an evening class for the study and performance of Madrigals, but in recent years it has metamorphosed into a performance choir of 16 hand-picked singers. The vast range of music undertaken by the group includes some of the most challenging and moving pieces ever written for unaccompanied singing.

The Consort largely specialises in singing concerts to raise funds for local churches. More recently, we have been invited to sing at a number of alternative events: In December, we performed at the Members’ Evening in the British Museum. Whatever the event, our strong musical background and training and a common musicality, sensitivity and compelling presentation are all evident in our performances.
In response to our concert at St Mary’s Church, Hardwick (21st Oct. 2017)…
“Excellent choice of music and very well sung.” Angela Hunt Cooke
“A truely magical experience!” Mike Thompson

In response to our concert at Stansted Church (13th May 2017)…

“As good as any professional choir I have ever heard!” Douglas Rose

Quotes from recent reviews:

“It was lovely to listen to a choir that benefited from some younger adult voices, and engaged well with their audience. We were also treated to some beautiful arrangements of well-known and lesser well know choral compositions.”
“…listening to the amateur “Aylesbury Consort of Voices” was a lovely experience and the word velvet kept coming to mind. The voices blended beautifully together in a calming and soothing way.”
“I love hearing choral groups finish with endings neatly finished, and they did just that!”

In response to our performance at the British Museum…

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing performance you gave at last night’s event. You sounded beautiful and we had some lovely comments from both the members and staff. I would also like to say how professional you were in both appearance and preparation and I really appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into your rehearsals as it very much showed.

Thank you for all you help and support.

Best wishes

Claire Byfield

Membership Events Coordinator

The British Museum