Concordia Consort

The performance schedule for Concordia Consort

Grand Tour Baroque March 11 in Jamaica Plain

Grand Tour Baroque
















Known for expertise in Renaissance music from European courts and chapels, Concordia Consort takes a musical leap forward into the Baroque era with a whirlwind tour program featuring songs by Claudio Monteverdi and Girolamo Frescobaldi; arias from operas by the “Georges” — George Frideric Handel and Georg Philipp Telemann; a beloved aria from Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria; and a quirky recorder sonata by Neapolitan composer Francesco Mancini. Also on the program, a Telemann cantata based on the commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself”, and delightful songs from London’s Covent Garden Theatre by Thomas Arne.

Tea is served following the concert..

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3 PM
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street in Jamaica Plain MA
$15, $10 seniors, students
Seating is limited, reservations recommended:  (617) 524-3158.
Directions and other information.

Still Your Soul: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5 PM

Communion Liturgy and Healing Prayer

Concordia Consort returns to the intimate sanctuary of St Anne’s in-the-fields Episcopal Church for a late afternoon Communion Service followed by Healing Prayer.

Soprano Eileen Cecelia Callahan and recorder players Sheila Beardslee, Nouri Newman and Brian Warnock provide music during the service, and contemplative instrumental works during healing prayer.


Spend time with Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabeth’s Memories
Music of Cornysh, Henry VIII, Morley, White, Mundy, Weelkes, Ravenscroft

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 3 PM
Newbury Court, Concord MA

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