The Unicorn Singers are a choir of around thirty who explore exciting repertoires from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods.
We were founded around thirty years ago by our conductor Stephen Marshall with the aim of bringing alive music which, at that time, was seldom heard. We regularly peform works by Bach, Buxtehude, Tallis, Palestrina, Schütz, Monteverdi, and Purcell. We have performed in a variety of venues, including St David's Cathedral, Brecon Cathedral, Llandaff Cathedral, Tintern Abbey, and Dore Abbey.
Our president is Clifford Bartlett.
Stephen Marshall, the choir’s director, began composing at the age of 10 and studied at Trinity College London whilst still at school. He went on to read Music at Liverpool University and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. On graduating, he began his teaching career at the King’s School, Worcester, and then Giggleswick School in Yorkshire. He was Head of Music at King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny from 1981-2011 and still works freelance in music education both in local primary schools and at secondary level, as well as teaching piano at Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls. He is an accomplished keyboard player and a dynamic person who makes seemingly impossible things happen. He is passionate about the forgotten baroque repertoire as well as new compositions. He is organist and director of music at St. Catwg’s Church, Llangattock, and also directs the Crickhowell Choral Society.