Music from the Court of Mantua


During the Renaissance, the most high-profile and lucrative positions for ambitious and talented musicians were found either through prominent posts at Catholic churches or in the moneyed courts of wealthy families who ruled the city-states throughout the peninsula. At our … Read More

How Baroque Musicians Improvised With Flair

Midwest sing and stomp

Chicago is a city known for its improvisation. It’s the mecca of improv comedy, the birthplace of Chicago-style jazz, and, thanks to the Newberry Consort, it’s also a great place for improvisational early music. David Douglass, co-artistic director of the … Read More

What was the organetto?


One of the most fun things about attending an early music concert is getting the chance to see and hear instruments you might not have heard of before. In our next concert, featuring secular love songs from medieval France, we’ll … Read More

A Story of True Love: Héloïse and Abélard

Abelard and Heloise

  This Valentine’s Day, do you want to be reminded of the nature of true love? Then don’t miss our concert Feb. 16 to 18, where we will present a concert inspired by the true story of Pierre Abélard, a … Read More

Music of Sephardic Jews comes to Chicago

Posted By: chicagojewishnews October 11, 2017 By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Newberry Consort will present the music of the Sephardic Jews in Renaissance Spain at their first concert of the season, taking place Nov. 3 to 5 at … Read More