Director

Freddie Crowley is the founder and director of the Corvus Consort.

“They have an energetic and enthusiastic director in Freddie Crowley, who also has an engaging manner with an audience…”
— Wales Arts Review

Freddie Crowley maintains a busy musical career as an ensemble and solo singer, conductor, arranger, educator and artistic director. He is the Founder and Director of both Corvus Consort and the Whiddon Autumn Festival, an annual arts festival in the picturesque Devon countryside.

As an ensemble singer he has performed with choirs including The Sixteen, London Voices, Philharmonia Voices, Oxford Bach Soloists, The Carice Singers and Echo, with highlights such as Tallis’s Spem in alium at the BBC Proms 2022 with The Sixteen.

Freddie was a member of the 2018-19 cohort of Genesis Sixteen (The Sixteen’s young artists’ programme led by Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan), held a 2019-20 Fellowship with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and was chosen to be a Making Music Selected Artist for the 2020-21 season.

As an educator Freddie frequently delivers singing workshops in schools around the country, with a particular focus on state schools whose music provision is limited, often working as part of the Learning & Engagement teams for The Sixteen and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

Freddie graduated in 2018 with a prize-winning Music degree from Merton College, Oxford, where he also held a choral scholarship. While at university, he was selected for the Voces Academy Musical Leadership Programme, sang as a member of jazz a cappella group The Oxford Gargoyles, and made frequent musical theatre appearances.

Freddie grew up on the edge of Dartmoor in rural Devon, singing as a chorister in Exeter Cathedral. On first moving to London, he pursued careers in both the music and coffee industries, working for a while at Monmouth Coffee Company. Freddie now lives in Islington, but can be found in the depths of Dartmoor whenever he has the chance.

“Freddie Crowley’s introductions to the pieces combined unaffected ease with erudition. Still only in his mid-twenties, he is already developing a distinctive style, particularly in the way he holds silences, creating exquisite tension and release.”
— The Moorlander Newspaper

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