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 aims to attract new audiences to classical music and encourage them to forge connections with unfamiliar genres of musical expression. Members of The New Consort have appeared as soloists with Apollo's Fire, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in venues including Washington's Kennedy Center and New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and in ensembles ranging from the Choirs of Trinity Wall Street and the National Cathedral to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Chanticleer, but relish the opportunity that The New Consort presents to collaborate as chamber musicians.



MARCH 2017

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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 for reservations.

Sunday 12 March 2017, 8:30 PM: The Round Church, Cambridge, UK


APRIL 2016

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!

For more information about The American Prize, please visit their website.

To book The New Consort or for more information about us, please reach out via the Contact page.



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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