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About Buriensi Consort

Are you an individual or an organisation looking for some musical magic? We are a professional choir who perform to the highest level.
Classical ensemble
Ipswich
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Buriensi Consort was founded during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow people who are unable to attend worship and concerts the opportunity to experience a little bit of normality during the festive season. The group consists of a number of professional singers based in Suffolk, all of whom share a passion for ensemble singing and music making to the very highest standard. For the foreseeable future, we intend to specialise in providing high quality pre-recorded music for use during the uncertain months ahead. Whether you are a church or a business looking for some musical magic, we can use our expertise to build your ideal virtual performance or service from the ground upwards – suitable for any occasion. We also offer choirs for weddings, funerals and special occasions throughout Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Renaissance
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event
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Song list

Weddings
The Lord Bless you and keep you – Rutter
Psalm 23 – Goodall
Irish Blessing – Chilcott
Ubi Caritas – Gjelio
Jesu Joy of mans desiring – Bach
Hymns –
Praise my soul the king of heaven
Jerusalem
Come Down O Love Divine
Tell out my soul
Lord of all hopefulness
Lent and Easter
Give us the wings of faith - Ernst Bullock
Were you there - trad. spiritual arr. Leach
Litany to the Holy Spirit - Peter Hurford
Drop drop slow tears - Orlando Gibbons
Behold the Lamb of God / Surely / Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah
How lovely are thy messangers – Felix Mendelssohn
Wash me throughly – SS Wesley
Turn my face – Thomas Attwood
God so loved the world – John Stainer
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – CV Stanford
O for a closer walk with God – CV Stanford
Hymns
Be thou my vision
Forty days
My song is love unknown
Jesus Christ is risen today
Thine be the glory
Praise to the holiest
Advent
Matin Responsory of Advent - Adapted from Magnificat by Palestrina
This is the truth from above - trad. carol arr. Vaughan Williams
Hymn – Hills of the North, rejoice
Adam lay ybounden – Boris Ord
Hymn – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist's cry
People look East – Besancon carol arr. Ferguson
Hymn – O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Radiant Dawn - James MacMillan
Rejoice in the Lord alway - anon
Hymn – Lo! he comes with clouds descending
Hymn – Once in Royal David's City
Adam lay ybounden – Peter Warlock
Christmas
Hymn – It came upon a midnight clear
Coventry Carol - trad. 16th Century
Hymn – God rest ye merry, gentlemen
The Angel Gabriel - Basque carol
Hymn - Of the Fathers' heart begotten
In the Bleak Midwinter - Harold Darke
Nativity Carol - John Rutter
Hymn - While shepherds watched
Hymn – We three kings of Orient are
Sussex Carol - English trad.
Ding Dong! Merrily on high - trad. 16th Century
Hymn – O Come, all ye faithful
Hymn – Hark! the herald-angels sing
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our musicality Our professionalism Our flexibility

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

St Edmundsbury Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral Southwark Cathedral Norwich Cathedral

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

St Paul's Cathedral

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a group of professional singers. We can cater for most choral requirements. Please contact for more information.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We will endeavour to be as flexible as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive one hour prior to the event to rehearse in the venue.

Can you roam around while you perform?

N/A

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We can accommodate most requests in advance.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1300
Up to 3 hours£1600

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Richard H, 2 months ago

The Buriensi Consort’s performances are excellent, with crisp articulation and sensitive dynamic control that enables every word to be heard. Their voices blend beautifully together and when recording in St Edmundsbury Cathedral they have the uncanny ability to make four voices sound like a much larger ensemble. I would highly recommend them.

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Francis T, 5 months ago

We were delighted to be able to use the services of The Buriensi Consort to provide carols for our Benefice’s online Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in December 2020. The beautifully sung and recorded music added a very special and personal quality to the service (especially as the music had been recorded in our very own St Mary’s Church, Higham!). We were very grateful to William and his team for creating the service for us after we had provided him with the readings and prayers – their technical ability being far greater than ours! In addition we were very efficiently provided with a PDF copy of the service to send round to our congregation.

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