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

Just pure Haydn: John Butt and OAE at Kings Place (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
Prom 62: Mahler’s often neglected symphony given a star performance by Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 59: Elgar, Gardner and the LPO: Angels and Demons (but much better than Dan Brown) (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 52: Larks, swans and seascapes: fantasies framed with Finnish flair (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 49: No need for Resurrection – still very much alive and kicking: Rattle, LSO and Mahler 2 (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 34: Moody introspection and menace from the BBC Philharmonic in an evening of Elgar, Sibelius and Thorvaldsdottir (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 32: Westron wynde when wyll thow blow: Tredegar Band takes the Proms by storm (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 25: BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds present an evening of orchestral textures by Aho, Saariaho and Shostakovich (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 21: From 8-bit to Infinity – gaming music comes to the Proms (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 19: Three watery tales on a dry summer’s evening from Mark Elder and Hallé (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 17: BBC Scottish SO serves a menu of fine dining and party food from Brahms and Walshe (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 10: Roll up! Roll up! A Jubilee lucky dip from Barry Wordsworth and the BBC Concert Orchestra (BBC Proms reviews)
Prom 6: Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic provide the perfect antidote to a sweltering day (BBC Proms reviews)
Pretoria comes to London: TUKS Camerata and VOCES8 present the closing concert at 2022’s Spitalfields Festival (Opera + Classical Music Reviews)
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? (BBC Proms reviews)