The three hallmarks of the Consort's nearly three decades of music-making are its vitality, its theatricality, and its consistency. Critics often note the more vibrant sound, especially in comparison to the English Cathedral tradition of perfectly balanced sonic structures. The Consort sacrifices balance for natural emotional flow. This often leads to added visual aspects to performances, as well: gesture or even choreography. It is no accident that the group's video recordings are as popular as the merely audible product. At the same time, the consistency of the Consort's membership aids its dramatic musicality, as many of the same performers have been interacting with each other for decades. The core singers begin with Rooley
's wife Emma Kirkby
and continue down the roster: Evelyn Tubb
, Mary Nichols, Andrew King, Joseph Cornwell
, and Simon Grant. Among the prestigious labels that have published their works are Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, L'Oiseau Lyre, Virgin Veritas, Hyperion, ASV, and Rooley
's own label, Musica Oscura.