Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen

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 range …

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 …

Who Was Queen Christina of Sweden?

For our next concert, happening March 3 to 5, we’re delving into the world of Queen Christina of Sweden, one of Europe’s most colorful and eccentric characters. We’ll be taking audiences on a musical journey of Christina’s life, performing music …

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 …

Exploring Medieval Music with Multimedia Slideshows

Centuries ago, music wasn’t always just written on a page. During the Middle Ages, music could also be lovingly illustrated using brightly colored paintings and gold leaf to depict the story that the songs were about. “It’s medieval multimedia,” explains …