Orlando Consort sings its last

Orlando Consort sings its last


norman lebrecht

June 20, 2022

The British Medieval and Renaissance vocal quartet has announced its retirement from the summer of 2023.

The group was formed in 1988 by the Early Music Network of Great Britain. It has toured the worls and recorded for major labels, including DG, Harmonia Mundi and Hyperion.

The retiring members are Matthew Venner, countertenor; Mark Dobell, tenor; Angus Smith, tenor; Donald Greig, baritone.


  • Genius Repairman says:

    I wish the Orlando Consort a very happy retirement. I will miss them. Some of their recordings are outstanding. Machaut the Lion of Nobility an example.

  • MRS A Z C TAYLOR says:

    Sorry to hear this.At least your lovely sound will always survive in recordings. Happy retirement to you!

  • Geigerin says:

    I hope they will still be doing a few more “Voices Appeared” to Dreyer’s “Jeanne d’Arc” around the world before they say farewell. A profound experience.

  • Juan Manuel says:

    I really enjoyed your works.

  • History lover says:

    They were a bigger attraction inOrlando than Disney world..florida was lucky to have them and be muched missed.