A PERFECT LOVE AT KINGS PLACE
Platinum Consort with director Scott Inglis-Kidger present an evening of Advent choral music. Arvo Pärt’s Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen are central to the programme, alongside the Advent Antiphons and the specially commissioned work O Magnum Mysterium by Richard Bates.
Pärt and Bates are both influenced by the Renaissance composition models, with luminous vocal lines and minimalist motifs, harking back to the earliest plain chant. The exquisite polyphony of Morales, Lassus, Ockeghem, Palestrina and Victoria will encapsulate the modern works, resulting in a powerfully emotive sound world in the approach to Christmas.
It was a huge privilege to perform ‘Transcendence’ at the Gresham Centre. We were thrilled with a warm and supportive audience. Comments included “Definitely the best Platinum line-up I’ve heard” …. “The music was wonderful, made even more special by Platinum’s performance” …. “Richard Bates’ ‘Gloria’ was incredibly enticing” … “Flawless tuning and expression”. It is safe to say we are VERY proud! Thank you!
MARY'S HOPE EP
We are very pleased to report that the first release on our own record label, Platinum Unbound, reached Number 3 in the iTunes Classical Chart and was featured by iTunes as 'Hot for Christmas'. We are so pleased you enjoyed the EP and we look forward to providing you with more information about our forthcoming album!
CULMINATION OF OUR 2014 SLOANE SQUARE SERIES
It is unbelievable to think that our 2014 Sloane Square Series has come to an end! Saturday's concert was such a wonderful experience for us all, not least because of the amazingly supportive audience. One person said "it was one of the most sublime concerts I've ever been to". Huge thanks to you - and our brilliant team - for making it happen!
HAPPINESS IS HOWELLS
We thoroughly enjoyed our Fear No Evil concert, the third in our Sloane Square Series. One audience member commented, "That was the best performance of 'Sleep' I've ever heard. Gave me goose bumps on my goose bumps!" Massive thanks to our amazing army of helpers, guest artist Calum Huggan, and our inspirational Composer in Residence, Richard Bates. Most importantly, thank YOU for supporting us!
SLOANE SQUARE SERIES LAUNCHED
On Saturday 15th March 2014 we launched the Platinum Consort Sloane Square Series with a programme of Lenten Renaissance music. We performed in the round at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square to a wonderfully supportive audience. We look forward to the second concert in the series, VESPERS on 7th June.
BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
2017 CHORAL WORKSHOPS
We are very happy to launch our 2017 Workshops. Please click here to view our Saturday workshops. We very much look forward to seeing you at a workshop soon!
Scott Inglis-Kidger - "...rising star of the choral world"
Platinum Consort director Scott Inglis Kidger joined More Music Breakfast presenter Tim Lihoreau for his weekly online chat.
Read the full interview here
The Guardian Best
In The Dark is named in The Guardian Best Classical Albums list 2012. We are overjoyed to receive this news! Thanks to everyone who made In The Dark so successful, not least our committed and supportive followers. It’s amazing what can happen in 12 months. Here's to an equally brilliant 2013
IN THE DARK
The critically acclaimed, chart-topping album.
A triumphant review for In The Dark from the International Record Review.
“The Renaissance polyphony is exceptionally well done... This is singing that brings great pleasure.”
4 STARS for In The Dark from Choir & Organ Magazine
“The alchemical symbol for platinum is a union of silver and gold and that is the quality of the Consort’s singing, naturally bright even in solemn context, but richly toned and weighty where required.”
5 STARS for In The Dark at Kings Place from Bachtrack, written by Fran Wilson:
“Their voices float, soar, and whisper, while creating both an exquisite intimacy and an expansive grandeur, as the text demands...their scrupulous attention to detail, and immaculate intonation and articulation made this a performance of spine-tingling beauty and conviction.”
We are very proud to announce that In The Dark, the critically acclaimed debut album by Platinum Consort and Scott Inglis-Kidger, was Album of the Weekend on Classic FM, 11th and 12th August 2012. Presenter Anne Marie-Minhall described In The Dark as "one of the best albums I've heard all year."
"Hugely impressive debut...perfectly captured in this meticulously recorded download...Richard Bates knows how to raise the hairs on the back of the neck"
THE OBSERVER, 2012
"Pristine tonal balance and pure tuning...intimate music-making...sensitively sung...vigorously projected"
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE, 2012