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
After a long period of lockdown we’re excited to be making an appearance at this year’s Cambridge Summer Music Festival. Our programme’s called ‘Josquin: Master of the Notes‘ and we’ll be performing at the West Road Concert Hall on Sunday 25th July at 5pm. The conductor is Robert Hollingworth. Tickets will be going on sale shortly, and we’ll give you the link when they do. Come along and be reminded what attending a concert feels like!
Due to the Coronavirus situation, Cambridge Early Music has postponed this year’s Festival of the Voice until the Autumn. We’ll perform our programme of Music from the New World (conducted by David Skinner) on Saturday 6th November. More details as they come in.
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.