January 11-13, 2019
What’s Old is New:
The Leuven Chansonnier
Total concert time is around 80 minutes. There will be no intermission.
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Charles Weaver Charles Weaver is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, where he teaches historical plucked instruments and Baroque music theory. He was music director for Cavalli’s La Calisto […]
Daniel Fridley Daniel Fridley, bass, is a doctoral student in the Case Western Reserve University Historical Performance Practice program, studying with Ellen Hargis and Aaron Sheehan. His “spotless, resonant bass” […]
David Douglass Although the bowed string instruments most overwhelmingly associated with the Renaissance period are the various viols (particularly the viola da gamba), David Douglass became interested in the use […]
Debra Nagy Praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet,” (New York Times), Debra Nagy is one […]
Ellen Hargis Soprano Ellen Hargis is one of America’s premier early music singers, specializing in repertoire ranging from ballads to opera and oratorio. She has worked with many of the foremost period […]
Jason McStoots Reviewers describe Jason McStoots as having an “alluring tenor voice” (ArtsFuse) and as “the consummate artist, wielding not just a sweet tone but also incredible technique and impeccable pronunciation.” (Cleveland […]
Shawn Keener Shawn Keener has been winning over multimedia skeptics with stylish, intelligent presentation design since 2012. As a musicologist, editor, and graphic designer with an upbringing in the theater, […]
Thank you to Eddie Arruza of WTTW for the wonderful article and video! It’s a certainty you’ve never heard some of the music in the Leuven Songbook. It’s quite possible that no one else in the last 400 years has heard it, either. The nearly 50 short love...
Here at The Newberry Consort, we regularly invite upcoming and established artists from around the country to join us for our innovative, creative programs. We love exploring music with old and new friends! This week, we’re rehearsing for our upcoming program...
In our upcoming program, What’s Old is New: The Leuven Chansonnier, we’ll perform music from the Leuven Chansonnier, a 600-year-old book containing 49 secular love songs from Medieval France. We’ve chosen 14 of those songs to perform in our concert, six of which...
This January, we are excited to perform music that, until recently, was lost to the sands of time. Our program What’s Old is New: The Leuven Chansonnier features music from a tiny medieval songbook that was recently discovered. The book, which is still in its...
Four years ago, some art collectors discovered a tiny, 600-year-old music book in a pile of artwork in Belgium. When they looked inside they discovered it was in almost pristine condition, barely touched since it was written in the 15th century. Now, the Newberry...