Meet mezzo-soprano Ashley Mulcahy

Meet mezzo-soprano Ashley Mulcahy

Newberry Consort Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant   We had a chat with Ashley Mulcahy, our second participant in The Newberry Consort’s Young Artist Mentorship Program. Here’s what she had to say about singing Mexican convent music and her upcoming...
Interview with Ryaan Ahmed

Interview with Ryaan Ahmed

Newberry Consort Young Artist Mentorship Program Participant We sat down with Ryaan Ahmed, our first participant in Newberry Consort’s Young Artist Mentorship Program. Here’s what he had to say about playing theorbo and his upcoming experience working with...
O Nachbar Roland!

O Nachbar Roland!

We have a new “Neighbor Roland”! (Early Music Nerd joke) We are especially happy to debut a new instrument in our next program, Oct. 9-11. Thanks to the generosity of our donors at last year’s Gala fundraising dinner, the Consort is now the proud owner of...
Tom Zajac – In Memoriam

Tom Zajac – In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that we share the news that our beloved colleague Tom Zajac has passed away. Tom was a special spirit; a tender, fierce, loyal friend and an inspiring and sensitive musician. The Consort musicians, Board, and community mourn his passing. Many...
Finding a Rare Antique Musical Instrument

Finding a Rare Antique Musical Instrument

In May 2005, after receiving a tip from a friend on what she saw and thought to be an “old” instrument in an antique/coin shop in Fairview Heights, Illinois, I went to investigate. What appeared was an instrument in very poor condition, unplayable with keys missing...
Discovering the New World’s Old Music

Discovering the New World’s Old Music

Co-Director Ellen Hargis interviews Professor Drew Edward Davies   A specialist in earlier music of the Spanish world, Drew Edward Davies (PhD, UChicago) is Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Graduate Music Studies at Northwestern University,...