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Clerks, The

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Medieval, Renaissance
Style of ensemble Vocal

Sample soundtrack
The Clerks - Ockeghem Sanctus From Missa Mim

Biography

One of the outstanding vocal groups in its field, The Clerks' recordings and performances of Renaissance vocal music have earned them a place among the foremost interpreters of the repertoire. The group's discography of over 20 CDs represents a uniquely valuable and pioneering contribution to early music and has won them many accolades, including the coveted Gramophone Award for Early Music.
The Clerks have performed in many of Europe and America's most prestigious concert series. They have toured the U.S. four times and are regular visitors to Festivals in Belgium, Holland, France and Germany; in the U.K. the group has performed at the BBC Proms, the South Bank, the Barbican and the Wigmore Hall, as well as numerous regional venues.
In recent years, The Clerks have expanded their programming to include multi-media and educational projects such as The Play of Daniel, and the Roman de Fauvel, complete with projected images and specially written poetry by Ian Duhig.
This innovative work has continued, with 'In Memoria', and 'The Hours', both of which present collages of live and pre-recorded materials and 'Qudduson', a collaboration with Middle Eastern singers. Their most recent project, sponsored by The Wellcome Trust, is 'Roger go to yellow three'.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Edward Wickham

Postal address
54 High Street, Aldreth, Ely, Cambridge, CB6 3PG

Members Names
Ruth Massey, Lucy Ballard - altos
Chris Watson, Matthew Vine - tenors
Edward Wickham - director
Jonathan Arnold - basses

Telephone Number
07855 624860

Email address
info@theclerks.co.uk

Website address
www.theclerks.co.uk