From this week’s eBulletin from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham:
The Newman Consort, based in Oxford, was founded in the spring of 2011 to provide high quality performance of sacred music within the Catholic liturgy.
Comprising musicians from the University of Oxford and further afield, the Consort seeks to bring together some of the area’s finest young musicians to enhace the liturgy and to unlock the treasures of the Catholic sacred music repertoire.
Members of the Consort already provide the music for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Oxford, and in June 2011 members took part in the historic celebration of Solemn Evensong & Benediction at Blackfriars, Oxford.
From September 2011, whilst continuing that link with the Ordinariate in Oxford, the Consort will also provide the music for a monthly Mass at St William of York Catholic Church in Reading, working closely with the clergy of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter there.
The Consort specialises in early English and European polyphony as well as plainchant, and are available for performances of music within the liturgy across the UK.