De Profundis is a hand-picked vocal ensemble that performs continental Renaissance sacred music at the original low pitch, using the all-adult-male forces appropriate to the period.

Click on the tabs above to find out more about the group and about our programme of concerts.


BBC Cambs interview with Mark Dourish talking to Thordis Fridriksson and Anna Lapwood about De Profundis and Juan Esquivel (23.4.20)


Next concert – Sat 8th May 2021

De Profundis returns to the concert stage with a performance in Trinity College Chapel as part of Cambridge Early Music’s Festival of the Voice 2021.

The programme – Music from the New World – will feature music from the Spanish colonies by Francisco López Capillas, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla and Pedro Bermudez, and we’ll be conducted by David Skinner.

Details to follow.


CD News

Our CD of music by Juan Esquivel was released on Hyperion in March 2020.

Esquivel ranks among the best composers of the Spanish Golden Age but has until recently languished under the shadows of the better-known Morales, Guerrero and Victoria. This is the first complete album devoted to his music (described by a contemporary as “skillful, and very sonorous to the ear”) and is conducted by Eamonn Dougan of the Sixteen and I Fagiolini. Full details here. You can also listen to a couple of clips here.

The album is available on iTunes and Amazon.

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