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Crabtree, Libby

She is a soprano born in England, now resident in Scotland, who studied at Cambridge and sang in the Clare Chapel Choir before starting out on her professional career.

She has performed as a soloist and with many ensemble and choral societies.  Her singing has been heard in several West End musicals, in performances of classical works such as Handel’sMessiah, Finzi’s In Terra Pax and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, at the Edinburgh Festival and on Dutch television with the Brandenburg Consort.

Taking an interest in medieval, renaissance and other early music she has appeared with ensembles that include the Dunedin Consort, King’s Consort, Martin Best Consort , The New London Consort, Polyphony, The Sixteen and the Tallis Scholars.

She has made several recordings that include John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with the New London Consort, Forgotten Provence with the Martin Best Consort , Benjamin Britten’s Te Deum and Henry Purcell’s Incassum Lesbia with The Sixteen, John Danyel Lute Songs with Dave Miller, Percy Grainger’s Jungle Book with Polyphony and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Bryn Terfel and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Martin Best Consort recordings
Alle Psallite

Nimbus NI 5445 (CD: Forgotten Provence)

Here she is performing Henry Purcells “O dive custos auricae domus” with Carys Lane…..

Sources:

  1. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Crabtree-Libby.htm
  2. http://www.perthchoral.co.uk/html/libby_crabtree.html
  3. http://www.dunedin-consort.org.uk/libbycrabtree.aspx
  4. http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/h/hyp66863a.html
  5. https://www.discogs.com/artist/903670-Libby-Crabtree