Concordia Consort

The performance schedule for Concordia Consort.

Concordia performing

L-R: Mark Maiden (seated in corner playing "Tiny Tim").
Standing: George Mastellone, Sheila Beardslee, Mary Lou Repucci, Audrey Benevento

Les Dames de Paris — November 7-9, 2014

Concordia Consort, Ensemble-in-Residence at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, gives three performances of Les Dames de Paris, a musical exploration of life, love and the ladies of Renaissance France. Guest soprano Eileen Cecelia Callahan joins our recorder quartet, Sheila Beardslee (director), Nouri Newman, Brian Warnock and Henia Yacubowicz.

With lovelorn, love-struck and love-sick chansons by Dufay, Binchois, Josquin, Compere, Lassus, Manchicourt and LeJeune, we celebrate the ladies of Renaissance France — the shepherdess, the gardener, the noble lady, and the Heavenly Queen, as well as their beaux loved from afar or in a raucous embrace. Instrumental settings and dances complete the program.

• Friday, November 7 at 8 PM
Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge Street in Newton, MA
$15, $10 students, seniors, R/EMM & BRS members
Directions to Grace Episcopal Church in Newton

• Saturday, November 8 at 8 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford, 147 High Street in Medford, MA
$15, $10 students, seniors, R/EMM & BRS members
Directions to UU Church of Medford

• Sunday, November 9 at 4 PM
with guest harpsichordist Barry Lockard
Wakefield Opera House, 2 High Street in Sanbornville, NH
$15 at the door; reception follows the concert
Directions to Wakefield Opera House

Early Music Boston September 26, 2014 sheila Concordia Consort

The Glory of Shakespeare — June 2014

Concordia Consort joined Youth pro Musica (Robert Barney, director) for The Glory of Shakespeare, YpM’s 2014 Spring Concert. The choristers sang works from Shakespeare’s texts and time by Morley, Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Willcocks and others. Concordia Consort played instrumental works by Byrd, Weelkes and Bevin plus a suite of toe-tapping Gervaise bransles. Together the two ensembles performed 20th-century works by Dyson and Stanford. Saturday, June 7 & 14 at Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street in Newton.

The performances were outstanding! These young singers filled Eliot Church with their beautiful voices. Bravo, YpM!

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CD release: Ay, me! Ohime!

Ay, me! Ohime! is a program of English and Italian music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Guest soloist Eileen Callahan, soprano, sings three pieces with us.  Works of Holborne, Este, Morley, Byrd, Dowland, Tye; Trabaci, Gesualdo, Macque, Palestrina, Bertalli, Alessandro Scarlatti.

Order yours now: $15 each or 2 CDs for $25 plus $3 shipping.
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Recorded at Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord MA.  Produced by Winchester Labs.

Early Music Boston March 26, 2009 sheila Concordia Consort
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