The Ethereal Voice of the Countertenor

The Ethereal Voice of the Countertenor

The countertenor singer — our modern day substitute for the castrato, or altered male voice — is one of early music’s great treasures. Ethereally beautiful and almost unearthly, this falsetto sound (think Paul Anka or Michael Jackson) brings you the...
Chicago author Sara Paretsky to narrate Queen Christina concert

Chicago author Sara Paretsky to narrate Queen Christina concert

It’s not often that you hear about celebrities endorsing early music. That’s why it’s especially exciting that Chicago-based author Sara Paretsky, famous for her V.I. Warshawski detective novels, will be participating in our next concert, happening March 3 to 5. A...

Queen Christina: the Girl King

Kristina Augusta, Queen of the Swedes, Goths, and Wends, Grand Princess of Finland, Duchess of Estonia, Livonia and Karelia, Bremen-Verden, Pomerania, and Vandalia, Lady of Ingria and Wismar, was born to Gustav II Adolph, King of Sweden, and Maria Eleanora of...
The Ethereal Voice of the Countertenor

Meet Our Young Artist Mentoree Singer Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

For our next concert, The Queen, happening March 3 to 5, we are pleased to invite countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen to perform with us as one of our Young Artist Mentorees! Cohen, 22, is a graduate of Princeton University who was recently selected as a national...

Behind-the-Scenes Rehearsal for Oswald von Wolkenstein Concert

Just a few days before our concert featuring the music of medieval nobleman, poet and composer Oswald von Wolkenstein! Here’s a short video of us rehearsing for the concert and performing the multi-layered melodies that co-artistic director David Douglass...

Getting to Know Medieval Instruments

One of the most interesting things about the Newberry Consort is the fact that we get to play so many different kinds of instruments depending on the time period that we’re focusing on in each concert. Some of the early instruments we play are recognizable and have...