2021-2022 newberry consort concert season

Our new CD and DVD are available

“The album is, in a word, fun. It’s easy to hear that both ensembles are enjoying themselves, as is the audience, which claps and cheers enthusiastically.” – Karen Cook, Early Music America

season tickets

all tickets are $50 general admission 

A Mexican Christmas CD/DVD

The Newberry Consort | Ellen Hargis, David Douglass directors
EnsAmble Ad-Hoc | Francy Acosta, José Luis Posada directors

Release Date: November 12, 2021
Catalog #: NV6375
Format: Digital & Physical

The Newberry Consort and EnsAmble Ad-Hoc present A MEXICAN CHRISTMAS, an album of 17th century traditional music for worship and celebration. The collection features pieces commonly heard in both liturgical service and in the streets, and evoke the solemnity and fanfare heard in Mexico City’s convents and plazas, with jubilant vocals and lively strings, guitars, and percussion. Organ, harp, bassoon, and a variety of Mexican traditional instruments bring this exuberant and diverse music to life.

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Music fit for the Medicis

FEBRUARY 18, 19, 20, 2022

The 15th-century Italian banker Cosimo de’ Medici is known for establishing his family in the world of finance, but he also he collected and preserved music by the best Florentine composers of the previous decades, including Francesco Landini, Jacopo da Bologna, and Lorenzo da Firenze.

We will draw from Medici music collections which include lively music for dancing, gorgeous and complex polyphony, and songs with lyrics by Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.

This performance by singers and medieval strings, harp, lute, and percussion, and organetto together with Shawn Keener’s graphics and supertitle translations will evoke the rich tapestry of life at the Medici court.

General Admission $50

Catalina Vicens

Catalina Vicens

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS

Fri., Feb. 18, 2022 8:00 PM
St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Old Town
1633 North Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, IL

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Sat., Feb. 19, 2022 8:00 PM
International House
University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

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Sun., Feb. 20, 2022 3:00 PM
Galvin Recital Hall
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

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ARTISTS
David Douglass, director and medieval strings
Allison Monroe, medieval strings and harp
Catalina Vicens*, organetto
Mark Rimple, lute, psaltery and citole
Danny Mallon, percussion
Salomé Sandoval, soprano and citole
Ellen Hargis, director and soprano
Matthew Dean, tenor

Shawn Keener, projection design

*Ms. Vicens’ participation is contingent upon the U.S. State Department policies on international travel.

Four Queens and a Joker

APRIL 22, 23, 24, 2022

Games and cards were all the rage in the 17th and 18th centuries, and we present two pieces for four sopranos depicting lively matches! We’ll perform a comic intermezzo by 17th century composer Virgilio Mazzocchi depicting the hunting game of “La Civetta”, or the Little Owl.

This piece has long languished in obscurity, and we are collaborating with Italian scholar Aldo Roma to recreate the game on stage for you from his recent research.

We’ll also perform the 18th century Caldara cantata “Il Giuoco del Quadriglio”, or The Game of Quadrille. Ironically, Caldara was addicted to cards and left his widow in poverty because of his gaming debts! Full of snark, sass, and sarcasm, the text is set to gorgeous music with arias for sopranos with obbligato violin, recorder, and two mandolins. Singers will dance, the director will play, and our chamber orchestra will join in the fun. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these pieces staged.

General Admission $50

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière

Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS

Fri., Apr. 22, 2022 8:00 PM
Hairpin Arts Center
Logan Square
2810 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL

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Sat., Apr. 23, 2022 8:00 PM
International House
University of Chicago
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

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Sun., Apr. 24, 2022 3:00 PM
Galvin Recital Hall
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL

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ARTISTS
Ellen Hargis, soprano and director
Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, dancer and staging director
Lucía Mier y Terán Romero, soprano
Salomé Sandoval, soprano
Allison Selby Cook, mezzo-soprano
Allison Monroe, violin
Brandi Berry Benson, violin
David Douglass, viola, director
Jeremy David Ward, bass violin
Charles Metz, harpsichord
Claire Happel Ashe, triple harp
Brandon Acker, mandolin, theorbo and guitar
Daniel Swenberg, mandolin, theorbo

Shawn Keener, projection design

This year for your comfort we have only general admission seating.  You will be free to choose the seat that is most comfortable and convenient for you, on a first-come, first-served basis. All our venues are ADA accessible.

If you have special seating needs, just contact our general manager Chris by clicking the Contact Us button below and we will be happy to help.