About us

Established by the composer/conductor Ryan Wigglesworth and soprano Sophie Bevan MBE in 2017, The Davey Consort takes its name from John Davey who, in 1849, commissioned the building of the beautiful Catholic Church of St Birinus in Dorchester-on-Thames, where the consort is based.

The Davey Consort was founded to promote greater knowledge of, and wider access to the performance of Gregorian chant and sacred music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both in concert and within the context of the Catholic liturgy.

Central to the educational aims of the Consort is to establish fully-funded scholarships, the recipients of which would benefit from a rigorous training in the performance of the group's core repertoire. Successful candidates will probably, but not necessarily, be current or prospective holders of scholarships at a UK university or conservatory. Further details on how to apply for a scholarship will appear shortly.