Concordia Consort

Concordia performing

L-R: Nouri Newman, Brian Warnock, Eileen Cecelia Callahan, Sheila Beardslee

The performance schedule for Concordia Consort.

New! “Elizabeth’s Memories” for Fall 2016

Our new English program, Elizabeth’s Memories, spans the music of Henry VIII and his children: Mary, Edward and Elizabeth. The program includes a side trip for music heard by Elizabeth’s cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Italian influences on English madrigals.

Now booking for Fall 2016.
Please contact us for details: Sheilabb AT verizon DOT net.

Teares of a Sorrowful Soule

Chorales & psalms for the Lenten season from England, Italy & Germany.
Mystery, passion, anguish and more in works of Byrd, Bull, Wilbye, Scarlatti, Pedersøn, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Bach & others.
Performers: Eileen Cecelia Callahan, soprano
Sheila Beardslee, Nouri Newman, Michael Shonle & Brian Warnock, recorders

Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 PM in Malden MA
Thanks to Vera Meyer for hosting a house concert, and to the guests who joined her for this program. Conversation with audience members afterwards was just delightful.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5 PM
Prelude Recital followed by Choral Evensong
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord MA

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Music for morning service
Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge Street in Newton MA

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM
• Prelude Recital followed by Communion Service
St Anne-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 147 Concord Road in Lincoln,MA

Les Dames de Paris — November 2014

A musical exploration of life, love and the ladies of Renaissance France. Guest soprano Eileen Cecelia Callahan joins Concordia’s 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 kitchen maid, 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.

Performances in Newton and Medford, MA and in Sanbornville NH.

 

The Glory of Shakespeare — June 2014

YpM-trio
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!

L-R: Sheila Beardslee, Henia Yacubowicz, Brian Warnock

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.
•  e-mail  sheilabb  at  verizon.net  for details.

Recorded at Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord MA.  Produced by Winchester Labs.

Early Music Boston - © Sheila Beardslee