CORINNE ORDE is half Belgian and is particularly interested in French music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Her career began in the early music field. In the mid-1980s, in response to the resurgence of interest in early music and period performance practice that had begun in the previous decade, Corinne Orde founded the Baroque Consort of Singers, a five-member vocal ensemble devoted to the performance of late Renaissance and early Baroque works.Various combinations of continuo instruments were added when required. The group performed mainly unpublished works from manuscript and library collections and gave concerts in many of the London venues, including the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and St John's, Smith Square. Corinne Orde was the group's artistic director until the early 1990s when the group's members dispersed to pursue solo careers abroad. She then concentrated her career on oratorio and church music, in concert and liturgical settings thoughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
In recent years her interests have focused on French music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Corinne created and runs DepList, a website for professional singers based in and around London.
She has produced two double-albums of French artsongs by Debussy, Fauré, Vierne and Ravel.
Watch French mélodies come to life on YouTube, illustrated and sung by Corinne.