Concerts & Events

To see Renaissance’s full calendar please visit the Diary page.

Lamenta 2016 – Byrd to Monteverdi

Looking forward to the official launch of our new programme ‘Lamenta’ featuring music by Byrd, Tallis, Monteverdi and Gesualdo in performances around the UK in 2016. More information to follow… keep an eye out for a concert near you!

About Renaissance

For more info, please visit the about page.

Renaissance was founded in 2011 by Ben Rowarth, composer and director, as a vocal ensemble to specialise in both ‘Early’ and Contemporary music. After beginning life as a student group based in Durham and the North East of England, Renaissance have since been performing all over the UK, also broadcasting nationally on BBC Radio 3. The group uses innovative staging and recent research to re-work music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, programming it alongside innovative new compositions by Ben Rowarth that reflect back on and are directly inspired by the earlier repertoire within each performance.


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Renaissance, a new and exciting vocal ensemble, founded in 2011 by Ben Rowarth and a number of then Durham University students, now performing all over the UK and appearing on BBC Radio 3 in 2012.


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