ABOUT the ensemble
Fount & Origin is a Oxford-based early music vocal ensemble specialising in late-medieval and early-renaissance music. We are committed to performing lesser-known works from this period and exploring the rich cultural and liturgical history that accompanies the music. We hope that our work will inspire further performance and interest in this neglected repertory.
Formed in Autumn 2018 by our director, James Tomlinson, the ensemble of a dozen students and young professionals delight in reviving forgotten and underperformed early music to the highest standards of choral performance, combining clarity of tone with an expressive wit, and demonstrating “impressive control over challenging idioms” (Edward Higginbottom, 2019).
Fount & Origin has been awarded the Stile Antico Ensemble Development Bursary 2019-2021, for which the members of Fount & Origin will be working closely with those of Stile Antico to embark on exciting projects and performances in the near future.
Our next events
Norwich Cathedral: 21-23 Jul
The Moon of All Music
Polyphonic Laments from the 15th Century
As part of the celebrations for the 900th anniversary of the death of Norwich Cathedral’s founder, Herbert de Losinga, who was born and educated in France, we are performing a concert of music for remembrance by composers of the Franco-Flemish tradition of the 15th century.
The concert will take place in the cathedral on Sunday 21st July at 5pm. Tickets are free, and there will be a retiring collection.
The Divine Office
We will be observing the full Benedictine Liturgy of the Hours on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd, as it was sung by the Benedictine monks of the Cathedral Priory for hundreds of years. Come along to be transported back in time.This is a truly special opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the medieval Cathedral.
Sunday 23 July
12 noon Sext
Monday 22 July
The Herbert Mass
On Herbert’s Day itself, Tuesday 23 July, a solemn Eucharist will be celebrated according to the Sarum Rite of the medieval English Church at 7pm.