Concordia Consort

Concordia performing

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

The performance schedule for Concordia Consort.

Boston Ethical Community, February 14

CANCELED due to extreme cold. We’ll be back in May!

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
House Concert at the home of Vera Meyer, 521 Fellsway East in Malden MA
Ample on-street parking.
Suggested donation $15; $10 seniors, students, early music society members
Reservations & directions: sheilabb AT verizon DOT net

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5 PM
Prelude Recital followed by Choral Evensong
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord MA
Under Robert Barney, organist & music director, Trinity’s Choir will sing Canticles by Weelkes, an anthem by Mundy and psalms by Wesley and Luther.
Donations welcomed

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Music for morning service
Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge Street in Newton MA
Selections from our concert including works by Bach, Wilbye, Buxtehude & Pedersen.
Donations welcomed

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
directions — Donations welcomed

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

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

Early Music Boston - © Sheila Beardslee