The Parley was founded in 1979 to play the rich repertory of Renaissance and Baroque string consort music, and it subsequently created the first Renaissance violin consort in modern times.  The Parley’s trail-blazing work recording English eighteenth-century music for the Hyperion English Orpheus series led to the formation of Baroque and Classical orchestras. In 1996 the Parley moved into the nineteenth-century with performances and recordings of English parish church music in the ‘gallery’ tradition with the choir Psalmody. It is available to perform its own programmes, to collaborate with choirs and other performing groups, and for educational workshops and seminars.

The Parley of Instruments

The Parley of Instruments