Brian Mummert sings, conducts, arranges, and composes music spanning eras and genres- harnessing musical narrative as a mode for deepening mutual understanding. He is the founding artistic director of The New Consort, an American Prize-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to exploring the roles musical ritual and community play in our lives; and a co-founder of ChamberQUEER, a chamber music collective highlighting the voices of LGBTQ+ composers and performers, and The Red Ribbon Revue, a World AIDS Day concert featuring HIV+ performers celebrating the legacy of artists lost to AIDS.
As a vocalist, Brian specializes in music of the Baroque, having appeared as soloist with organizations including Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue, Holy Trinity Bach Vespers, the Academy of Sacred Drama, Bach Akademie of Charlotte, and Spire Chamber Ensemble. He is also an experienced ensemble musician: performances with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, The Thirteen, Oregon Bach Festival’s Berwick Chorus, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and more led him to become one of the Gentlemen of the Choir of Saint Thomas. A committed advocate for new music, Brian has premiered new works by composers including Julian Anderson, Frances Pollock, David Lang, Róssa Crean, Simon Frisch, Sarah Kirkland Snyder, and Tim Holt. www.brianmummert.com, @bmumstagram