Their recent album 'The World Encompassed' is a perfect expression of such adventurousness. It combines music that Francis Drake might have heard aboard his flagship on his journey round the world in 1577 - consort music by Robert Parsons and some of the hymns of the newly-formed Anglican Church - with the wildly imaginative evocations of the native music they might have heard, conjured up by Orlando Gough.
Yet their original remit has not been completed, so they regularly return to their roots to carry on their exploration of the massive repertory that is little known. Two recent discs show how much they value this work: In Chains of Gold realises a long-held ambition to present Gibbons' wonderfully expressive consort anthems in the original keys with voices that can carry the all-important text with clarity and passion. And John Jenkins' marvellous Fantasias of four parts.
And that is just the first 30 years. What will the next decades bring?