Our Cambridge roots
Described by BBC Radio 3 as a “vocal supergroup”, Platinum Consort brings vibrancy to early music and breathes life into modern, early-inspired compositions, including those of former Composer-in-Residence, Richard Bates. Originating at the University of Cambridge in 2005, founders Scott Inglis-Kidger and Claire Daffern appointed singers from the renowned college choirs – King's, Trinity, Clare, Caius and St John's. The group now boasts the best professional consort singers in the business. Concert highlights include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Handel’s Messiah with the Hanover Band, the Holy Trinity Sloane Square concert residency, and a number of appearances at Kings Place as part of their Unwrapped concept.
Early recording success
Platinum’s album In The Dark reached number 13 in the Specialist Classical Chart and number 6 in the iTunes and Amazon Classical Charts. The Observer praised the album as being a "hugely impressive debut", while the International Record Review described it as "singing that brings great pleasure". Eric Whitacre called In The Dark "clean, healthy, lusty singing”, and Classic FM featured it as their Album of the Weekend. The recording was listed as one of The Guardian's 'Best Albums of the Year’. Platinum went on to launch its own record label, Platinum Unbound, with an EP called Mary's Hope reaching number 3 in the iTunes chart, and being featured on BBC Radio 3's In Tune.
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Evolution of the voice
Platinum celebrates the evolution of the voice; from the humble beginnings of our their young Choristers to the keen workshop singers of all ages, and our professional consort members, all of whom are at the top of their game. Workshop participants travel from all corners of the globe to be inspired by vocal experts Scott Inglis-Kidger and Ghislaine Morgan. The consort is supported by registered charity, Platinum Choral Foundation, which provides the financial stability to bring our artistic vision to life.