Kerensa Briggs


Described as 'poignant, ambivalent, quietly devastating music' in the New York Times, Kerensa Briggs is an award-winning composer specialising in choral music. Her music has been performed internationally at venues including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel, and is regularly 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. She is currently Composer in Residence for St Louis Chamber Chorus. Her love of choral music emanates from her background, singing in choirs including Gloucester Cathedral Youth and the choir of Choir King’s College London, where she held a Choral Scholarship and undertook an MMus in Composition. Selected works are published by Boosey & Hawkes and Stainer & Bell.