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

Newly resurrected 16th century polyphony from the newly formed Chineke! Voices makes a lasting impression (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
A rare concert work from a Hollywood composer gets a superb performance by LSO, Simovic and Rattle (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Arcangelo bring touches of Salzburg and Eisenstadt for their final residency concert (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Gabrielis add relish to some rare Bach at their latest Wigmore Hall ‘Feast Day’ (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Stutzmann and the BBC Symphony Orchestra cook up a piquantly emotional soup of Brahms and Tchaikovsky (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Every Doge has his day: A Venetian Coronation 1595 (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
BBC Proms 2022 Preview: back to normal? (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Iberian Roots: The Sixteen in a programme of poignant polyphony at Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
A breath of Bohemian spring from the Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
A new-created world: Haydn’s Creation sparkles with life thanks to the LSO and Christophers (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Nicholas Lanier’s Grand Tour revisited by Academy of Ancient Music (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
(Not so) Deep Time from Theatre of Voices (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Orliński gives Fux (along with Almeida, Lotti, Vivaldi and others) (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Messiah @ Royal Albert Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Christmas Tales: BBCSO / Oramo @ Barbican Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Fantasie Nègre: The piano music of Florence Price @ Milton Court, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Piazzolla x 100 @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Choir of King’s College Cambridge – In The Bleak Midwinter (Album Reviews)
La Nuova Musica / Bates @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Damrau / Pikulski @ Wigmore Hall, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Rigoletto @ Royal Opera House, London (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)