THE NEW CONSORT
Winners of the 2015 American Prize in Chamber Music, THE NEW CONSORT, a project-based, solo-voice ensemble directed by baritone Brian Mummert, was founded in 2014 and has quickly made embracing stylistic contrasts one of its hallmarks. Musical variety is an integral part of the ensemble's identity: from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary & non-classical works, nothing is off-limits. By embracing these contrasts, The New Consort attracts new audiences to classical music and encourages them to forge connections with unfamiliar genres of musical expression. Members of The New Consort have appeared as soloists, conductors, and ensemble artists from Carnegie Hall to Kuala Lumpur, but relish the opportunity that The New Consort presents to collaborate as chamber musicians.
Thank you all for joining us at High Hopes’ Music Under the Stars last month! We’re in the midst of planning several exciting projects, including the American premiere of emerging UK composer Ben Rowarth’s The Turn paired with the music of Monteverdi later this fall in NYC, and a New England tour of the music of the Dow Partbooks in April. To stay abreast of our activities, please subscribe to our email list. Thanks, looking forward to seeing you at our next concert!
the little match girl passion
Come experience David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, the little match girl passion, performed by The New Consort. Lang's work powerfully confronts secular issues of homelessness and disenfranchisement within a sacred framework drawn from the Passions of Bach. These are issues that persist within the Cambridge community; in an attempt to effect change, we are donating all proceeds from this concert to Jimmy's, Cambridge's only emergency homeless shelter.
Tickets are free, with a requested retiring donation; email email@example.com for reservations.
Sunday 12 March 2017, 8:30 PM: The Round Church, Cambridge, UK
MUCH ADO ABOUT MUSIC: 400 Years of Shakespeare in Song
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The New Consort presents this musical celebration of the Bard’s enduring legacy. The hour-long program will include music written by English composers of Shakespeare’s time, settings of Shakespeare’s texts by a variety of more recent composers, and readings from some of his greatest plays and sonnets. We are particularly excited to present the world premiere of “When He Shall Die,” composed specifically for The New Consort on this occasion by Lyme resident and Wesleyan emeritus faculty member Sarah Meneely-Kyder. The concert aims to celebrate the life and work of this great artist, whose characters and stories continue to wield influence across our culture to this day.
Thursday, April 21, 7 PM: The Country School, 341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT
Saturday, April 23, 5 PM: St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
The New Consort WINS the 2015 American Prize in Chamber Music!
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A Boy and a Girl by Eric Whitacre
Eyesight by Steven Stucky
In pace by Christopher Tye
To Mock Your Reign by Andrew Smith
There is an old belief by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
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