Barry Creasy

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Barry has been a lover of music of all kinds since his very early years, but choral music is a particular passion; he has been singing with choirs of all varieties – from vocal quartets to 200-strong choruses – since the age of nine, and he has performed repertoire of many styles and periods from plainsong to Dove via Tavener, Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, Verdi, Schoenberg, Rodgers, Porter, Stockhausen, Maxwell Davies and Whitacre. A holder of a Master’s degree in Arts Management, Barry has also been involved in musical management of a number of instrumental and choral groups, and for 13 years managed (and sang with) Collegium Musicum of London, for whom he promoted and organised concerts, and wrote dozens of programme notes. He currently sings with two small ensembles (one of which specialises in Renaissance polyphony), and devotes much of his spare time to listening to music and sampling the cultural melting-pot of London’s arts scene.
Barry Creasy

Articles by Barry Creasy

Spem in Alium review – 40 glorious parts from The Tallis Scholars (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Draw On, Sweet Night review – a little night music from VOCES8 (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Monteverdi Vespers review – The Sixteen at The Barbican (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Old Pictures, New Worlds review – BBC Symphony Orchestra presents two contrasting works (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Chineke! review – contemplations on life and death (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Balakirev / Walker review – a master at work (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Preview: BBC Proms 2024 – wider still and wider (Opera + Classical Music Features)
LSO /Chamayou /Pappano review – a concert of shifting moods (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
LSO /Jansen /Pappano review – Barber, Boulanger and Rachmaninov (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Creation review – a fresh look at Haydn’s masterpiece (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Barts Choir review – three works from the middle of the 20th century (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
A Madrigal Wonderland review – The Gesualdo Six explore madrigals old and new (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Infinity Gradient review – Minimalism for organ and 100 speakers (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
A Divine Hope review – Stile Antico provide a soundtrack to Dante’s classic poetic triptych (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Gift of Youth review – sprightly performances of Mozart and Kidane from LPO (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Let There Be Light review – a new work from James MacMillan (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Philharmonia and Frank Dupree review – Kapustin’s piano concerto and Russian classics (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Listening to America review – stunning performances of Adams, Gershwin and Harris from the LSO (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Stabat Mater review – voluptuous lamentations from Vox Luminis (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Tunde Jegede review – African chamber music for kora and cello (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
LSO review – Bruckner 9 with happy ending (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)