KERENSA BRIGGS

Composer-in-Residence

Kerensa Briggs is an award-winning composer based in London. Her music has been performed internationally at venues including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and BBC Radio Scotland by ensembles such as The Tallis Scholars and the BBC Singers. It also features on a number of CDs including 'Advent Carols from King's College London', 'All things are quite silent' by the Choir of Pembroke College, Cambridge and her forthcoming portrait disc 'Requiem' for Delphian Records (2023).

 

Kerensa was winner of the National Centre for Early Music Young Composers Award 2014 and is a member of the TheoArtistry Composers scheme at St Andrews' Institute for Theology and The Arts and the ‘Illuminate’ women’s music project. Her love of choral music emanates from her background, singing in choirs including Gloucester Cathedral Youth and the choir of King's College, London, where she held a Choral Scholarship and undertook an MMus in Composition. Described as 'poignant, ambivalent, quietly devastating music' in the New York Times and 'quiet and curvaceous' in Gramophone magazine, selected works are published by Boosey & Hawkes and Stainer & Bell.

Kerensa Briggs, SLCC composer-in-residence