Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble

The Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble was founded in 2015 to explore the music of the 16th and 17th centuries, particularly the Tudor consort repertoire. Directed by Francis Knights, its first performance was of fantasias and consort songs by William Byrd at the Fitzwilliam Museum. As well as the core wind ensemble, various solo singers and players of keyboard, string and plucked instruments are involved, and most of the editions used have been specially prepared. Future projects include music from the Tudor Court, the In Nomine tradition, and works from 17th-century Vienna and Bohemia.

The ensemble's core members are Adam Dopadlik, Francis Knights, Ellen Jameson, Dan Tidhar and Catherine White.

For the next concert, see

A live recording of music by Tallis and Byrd is at

To contact the ensemble, email