Platinum Consort was founded by Scott Inglis-Kidger and Claire Jaggers in 2005. Platinum has since expanded to comprise a professional Consort, a Boys’ Choir and a series of varied Choral Workshops. Further expansion is planned and the existing Platinum ensembles will be joined in the future by a Girls’ Choir, a Chamber Choir and a Period Instrument Band.
The consort specialises in bringing vibrancy to early music, as well as breathing life into newly commissioned pieces. Originating at the University of Cambridge, the consort attracted singers from the renowned choirs of St John’s, Jesus, Trinity and King’s Colleges. Many of these original members are now professional singers with Platinum.
The group has an affinity with the music of Platinum’s Composer in Residence, Richard Bates, and recently premiered his Tenebrae. These, along with other works inspired by the Tenebrae tradition, appear on their debut album, In The Dark, released in 2012 on the Resonus Classics label.
Platinum Consort has an exciting 2012-2013 schedule planned, which includes the launch performance of In The Dark at Kings Place, a performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers (1610) and a semi-staged tour of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. In December 2013 Platinum will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as part of the Kings Place Bach Unwrapped Festival.