Consensio Brackley

Singing in and around Brackley, Banbury, Stowe, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire

Chris Allen  

Chris Allen

A Construction Manager by Profession, Chris first took up singing in the mid 90’s after a Dinner party where he was reliably informed he had promised to join the local benefice choir, which as ever was short of men. So being upright, breathing and having ears that worked, he passed the audition.

That Choir was lead by Rod Varty, an Oxford Organ scholar of some note, but more importantly he had the patience to teach the bass section their parts by ear since few could sight read the score.

Chris gradually came to realise that he had a voice and progressed first to Bicester Choral and Operatic society, under the inspirational Stuart Hubble, then, when Stuart moved on, Chris, preferring Choral to Opera, joined the Chipping Norton Choral Society under Peter Hunt.

After nervously throwing his hat in the ring as a Soloist and not being booed off the stage. Chris started having lessons with Raymond Head in Chipping Norton,

Now many years later Chris is still a member of that first Choir and sings with the Rousham Church Choir and the Brackley based Consensio

He also continues to study under Raymond Head, singing Solo in the choirs and in music festivals.