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Spring 2021 News from the Directors

With optimism in the air, we are happy to be closing out the current season and getting ready for the next!  We had a very busy winter producing our Mexican Christmas video debut, 30-some newly-created videos from our audio archives, and our Behind the Scenes...

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Winter Festival 2020

Announcing the Newberry Consort’s Winter Festival - free online early music events for your holiday season! As winter sets in, we at the Newberry Consort are preparing a slate of digital releases to warm your hearts from Thanksgiving through the New Year! You can...

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September 3, 2020

Special Announcement about #NCGreatPerformances #NCGreatPerformances Since the beginning of May, the Newberry Consort has released weekly installments of #NCGreatPerformances, high-quality excerpts from the ensemble’s rich archives with graphics designed by...

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July 22, 2020

A 2020-21 Season Update The Newberry Consort artistic leadership and board have been closely monitoring the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic and attendant policies. Today, we announce our plans to postpone our intended 2020-21 concerts to the 2021-2022 season. This...

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June 15, 2020

A message to our audience Given the current status of COVID-19 restrictions and the continued uncertainty of when artistic performances may safely resume, and in light of the planning needs of our artistic directors, artists, and audience, the Newberry Consort...

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June 3, 2020

A Message to our Audience We hope that you are all navigating these unprecedented times safely and securely. Although we could not bring you our last program of the 2019-2020 season due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we are busy at home planning wonderful programs...

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Ilz Fantasie – Josquin

Click below for another tantalizing preview of the beautiful Italian Renaissance music you will hear at these special concerts. In this clip, taken from a live performance, Piffaro musicians play Josquin's "Ilz Fantazie" which will be performed at our concerts Feb....

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Who was Isabella d’Este?

February 7-9, 2020, we bring music from the unique court of Isabella d’Este to Chicagoland stages. These concerts, a collaboration with acclaimed Renaissance wind band Piffaro [link to website] will prominently feature our own Ellen Hargis performing frottole, a...

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