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 – news update
Sad news, I’m afraid. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, Cambridge Early Music has been forced to postpone the Festival of the Voice 2021. Thankfully it’s being postponed rather than cancelled, and will be taking place in the late Autumn. It’s hoped that by then the UK regulations will allow concerts to take place.
We’re slated to perform our programme of Music from the New World on Saturday 6th November. Keep fingers crossed! More details as they come in.
Our concert programme ‘Josquin: Master of the Notes‘ that is in the diary for Sunday 25th July as part of Cambridge Summer Music is still on. Any remaining fingers crossed for that, please…
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.