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 (mostly) English music from Henry VIII to his daughter Elizabeth I. The program includes a side trip for music heard by Elizabeth’s cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Italian influences on English madrigals, ending with a somber tribute to the Virgin Queen.

Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 PM
Musical Chairs House Concerts

Lexington address on request
$15 Reservations:
Conversation & refreshments follow the performance

Friday, October 28 at 8 PM
House Concert

Lexington address on request
$15 Reservations required:
Conversation & refreshments follow the performance

Saturday, November 12 at 5 PM
Calvary Methodist Church, 300 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington MA

$15 at the door; $12 students, seniors, members of early music societies

Sunday, November 13 at 4 PM
Wakefield Opera House, 2 High Street in Sanbornville NH

$15 at the door; $12 in advance
Reception follows the concert

Friday, November 18 at 8 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord MA

$15 at the door; $12 students, seniors, members of early music societies

Sunday, November 20 at 3 PM
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA
$15 at the door
Reservations recommended (617) 524-3158 or
Tea is served after the concert

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

Thanks to our performance hosts: Vera Meyer (Malden), Trinity Episcopal Church (Concord), Grace Episcopal Church (Newton), St Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church (Lincoln).

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