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Review: Newberry Consort’s Singing Nuns

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The nicely blended Newberry vocalists did a fine job of balancing spiritual and temporal emotions, most notably in Ximeno’s lively setting of the bellicose psalm “Dixit Dominus.” The four instrumentalists made the most of their accompanimental and solo duties.

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Vividly imaginative Renaissance program a Newberry Consort delight

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BY KYLE MACMILLAN For Sun-Times Media, February 8, 2014 A concert program doesn’t necessarily need a theme to be successful, but sometimes a contextual format can provide a helpful entry point, especially if the music is little known, and enliven the

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Chicago Tribune – Review: Newberry Consort looks back 460 years

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By Alan G. Artner, Special to the Tribune 9:48 AM CST, February 8, 2014 Friday night at the Newberry Library the Newberry Consort celebrated one of the most spectacular and outlandish banquets in history. Almost 460 years to the day,

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Early Music America – Fall 2013

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A highlight of the (BEMF) festival was a superb multimedia presentation by the Newberry Consort in Jordan Hall on Thursday afternoon drawn from the 13th-century Cantigas de Santa Maria,

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‘Cantigas’ Bloom Like Roses at Boston Festival

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  The Newberry Consort (courtesy BEMF) By Ken Keaton There are few places on earth where an audience can enjoy a purely magical performance of Medieval song in a glorious hall. The Boston Early Music Festival is on that short

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“Celestial Sirens” at the Church of the Covenant (March 20)

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ClevelandClassical.com Previews, News & Reviews promoting classical music in Northeast Ohio by Nicholas Jones The overlapping musical talents and resources of Cleveland’s early music community were in full multi-tasking mode at the Church of the Covenant last week — with

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Consort performs ‘the subtle art’

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If this makes the music sound overly intellectual, the subject matter – love songs, evocations of bird song and other pastoral scenes – is pure, sensuous delight.

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Newberry Consort runs gamut in Madison Early Music Festival

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Perhaps no concert in this year’s festival stretches that boundary more than the one given by the Newberry Consort.

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Dancing Back in Time with the Newberry Consort

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Overall, this evening not only proved most enchanting and worthwhile, but it more importantly served as a hugely inspirational, life-changing experience…

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Baroque Britisher Thomas Arne rules in Newberry Consort season opener

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Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 9:11 pm By Dennis Polkow Though not as high on the cognoscenti radar as the Chopin and Schumann bicentennials, the tercentenary of composer Thomas Arne (1710-1778) was celebrated Sunday afternoon by the Newberry Consort in

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Celestial Sirens II

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