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Hyperion recordings now available for streaming

We are delighted that our recordings on the Hyperion label are now available on streaming platforms. Wonderful music and great memories of, amongst others, the complete Byrd series, the complete Tallis sacred music series, Parsons, Hieronymus Praetorius, Allegri, Palestrina and more.

Posted: April 16, 2024     Read in full  »

Andrew Carwood honoured in New Year’s list

We were delighted that Andrew’s work was recognised with his appointment as an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2022 for his services to choral music.

Posted: January 1, 2022     Read in full  »

On film …

Kyle Macdonald filmed a brief excerpt from our rehearsal for tomorrow’s Italian Christmas programme at St John’s, Smith Square – view it at Hope you can join us at St John’s!
Book online at, telephone 020 7222 1061 or in person at St John’s, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA from 10 am to 5 pm […]

Posted: December 7, 2019     Read in full  »

The Cardinall’s Musick on BBC Radio 3

Andrew Carwood will appear on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme on Friday 6th December 2019 with members of The Cardinall’s Musick, in the run-up to the group’s performance in the Christmas Festival at St John’s, Smith Square, on Sunday 8th December.
Listen in between 6.20 pm and 7.00 pm for chat and live performance.

Posted: December 2, 2019     Read in full  »

“… music of high drama, religious intensity, levity and wit …”

“The musical and dramatic contrasts, as eight parts wove miraculously distinct and as one, were breathtaking. We can only hope that the Cardinall’s Musick continue to examine and reanimate this repertoire for another thirty years.”

Posted: November 8, 2019     Read in full  »

“The classical music sandwich: delicious, nutritious and necessary”

The enduring genius and beauty of centuries-old pieces by Byrd, Francisco Guerrero and Palestrina came into even sharper focus when contrasted with music by living composers

Posted: October 25, 2018     Read in full  »

The Company of Heaven series at Wigmore Hall

[ September 13, 2018 7:00 pm to June 20, 2019 11:00 pm. ] The Saints of the Church have long provided inspiration for composers, especially in the medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods when the Church and its ceremonies stood at the centre of daily life.

Posted: October 11, 2018     Read in full  »

Tallis: The Votive Antiphons (Hyperion Records)

“This superbly sung selection of some of his finest Latin church music will surely prove to be one of Tallis’s very best 500th birthday presents.”

Posted: July 4, 2018     Read in full  »

Lichfield Festival on Monday 9 July

We’re very sorry to announce that Andrew Carwood is indisposed and so won’t be able to conduct The Cardinall’s Musick’s concert in Lichfield on Monday 9th July.  However, we’re delighted that Patrick Craig has kindly agreed to take his place.

Posted: July 4, 2018     Read in full  »

BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Alexandra Coghlan included The Cardinall’s Musick in a survey of recordings of Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah on Saturday 31st March, describing the “thrilling breadth and richness”, “full blooded musical drama” and “glossy, gorgeous power” of the group’s recording.
“Their phrasing rocks the listener gently, holding up as just the fingertips of their powerful sound.  The effect […]

Posted: April 4, 2018     Read in full  »

The Cardinall’s Musick on BBC Radio 3

Andrew Carwood and four of The Cardinall’s Musick will perform on BBC Radio 3 in a special edition of In Tune, from the Marble Hall at Hatfield House, on Thursday 15th June between 4.30 and 5.30 pm, singing music by Byrd and Dowland, whose letters are held in the archive at Hatfield House.
This edition forms […]

Posted: June 13, 2017     Read in full  »

Tallis: Spem in Alium CD

Tallis: Spem in Alium CD

Spem in Alium voted among the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2016

Posted: December 21, 2016     Read in full  »

Tallis: Spem in alium and other sacred music

The Cardinall’s Musick’s thrilling exploration of Tallis’ sacred music comes to a glorious close …

Posted: October 28, 2016     Read in full  »

Tallis: Lamentations CD

Tallis: Lamentations CD

“… a splendid series …”

Posted: June 2, 2016     Read in full  »

New Tallis CD release

The group’s latest recording project on the Hyperion label, due out on April 29 2016, is the last but one in the series of the complete sacred music of Thomas Tallis

Posted: March 31, 2016     Read in full  »

Tallis: Ave, Dei patris filia

Tallis: Ave, Dei patris filia

“The sprawling majesty of Thomas Tallis’s Ave, Dei patris filia is brought to startling life here by both the fine voices of the Cardinall’s Musick”

Posted: September 24, 2015     Read in full  »

“Perfomances of the highest standard all round, and a fitting launch to the Proms Chamber series.”

“Perfomances of the highest standard all round, and a fitting launch to the Proms Chamber series.”

Posted: July 22, 2015     Read in full  »

Tallis: Ave, rosa sine spinis

Tallis: Ave, rosa sine spinis

The singing is as excellent as we’ve come to expect from this ensemble …

Posted: June 5, 2015     Read in full  »

Tallis: Missa Puer natus est nobis

Gramophone Record of the Year-winning group The Cardinall’s Musick continues its exploration of Tallis’s sacred music

Posted: March 3, 2014     Read in full  »

Concert: Wigmore Hall – Cardinall’s Musick’s 25th birthday

[ July 26, 2014; ] The Cardinall’s Musick’s 25th birthday

Posted: January 27, 2014     Read in full  »