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

Bach to the audience: Robert Quinney at the Royal Festival Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
BBCSO present a quirky programme of Bacewicz, bassoon and Dvořák (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
LSO completely at home with old and new from Hummel, Tchaikovsky and Ngwenyama (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
HiFi Sean & David McAlmont – Happy Ending (Album Reviews)
A brilliantly timed UK première of Tan Dun’s ‘Buddha Passion’ (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Handel in Italy: Carolyn Sampson and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
A slightly foggy Christmas from Charpentier and Les Arts Florissants (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Solomon’s Knot present Kuhnau’s Christmas Cantatas at Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Ex Cathedra wish everyone a Merry Christmas in a stylish concert tour (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Keeping Christmas in its heart: Benedict Sheehan’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
‘A Renaissance Christmas’: Stile Antico’s sublime sounds at London’s newest music venue (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Small and agile may be one way forward for opera companies: The Opera Story’s The Yellow Wallpaper (Opera + Classical Music Features)
LPO celebrates its 90th anniversary with Vaughan Williams and Tippett (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
The Bach Choir and the Philharmonia celebrate Vaughan Williams’ 150th with three early works (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
ACE funding: Is ‘levelling up’ in classical music and opera robbing Peter to pay Paul? (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Brahms and Beethoven from the Royal Concertgebouw (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
An Anatomy of Melancholy: An hour of mixed media contemplation on melancholy and depression (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
“I send my soul through time and space”: Wigmore Hall’s final concert of Ludlow English Song Day (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Serenade to Music: Nash Ensemble wish Ralph Vaughan Williams a happy birthday at Wigmore Hall (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Iestyn Davies interview – On An Anatomy of Melancholy, exploring Dowland, depression and Denmark (Opera + Classical Music Features)
Just pure Haydn: John Butt and OAE at Kings Place (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)