Welcome to the fourth video in our Great Performances Series.

This week’s #NCGreatPerformances video is here and it’s a really special one. Our 2017 program Sacred Love: Songs of the Sephardim was lovingly curated and guest directed by Nell Snaidas and featured an amazing group of internationally-renowned musicians from Chicagoland and across the USA.

“Shachar Avakeshcha” – traditional Sephardic, Matthew Dean, tenor solo

“Nuba al-Maya B’tayhi” – traditional Arab-Andalusian, Ronnie Malley, oud solo

“Lecha Dodi” (tune: Rey de Francia) traditional Sephardic, Daphna Mor, soprano solo

A big thank you to our amazing artists!
Nell Snaidas, guest curator, voice, guitar
David Douglass, vielle, rebec
Ellen Hargis, voice, guitar
Matthew Dean & Eric Miranda, voice
Lucas Harris, lute, guitar, voice
Shira Kammen, vielle, harp
George Lawler, percussion
Ronnie Malley, oud, percussion, voice
Daphna Mor, recorders, neys, shawm, voice
Shawn Keener, videography

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MAY PERFORMANCE CANCELLED - The Mistress: Madame de Pompadour (click for more information)

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not present The Mistress: Madame de Pompadour this May 8-10th. We currently plan to reschedule this project for a special performance in August 2020. We hope to share more details on that soon. In the meantime, current ticketholders for May performances of The Mistress can choose to hold their ticket(s) and use them for the rescheduled event, or receive a voucher for the cost to be used for future Consort events, donate the cost of their tickets as a tax-deductible charitable contribution, or request a refund. Please note that season pass holders will receive a percentage credit or refund. To confirm arrangements, contact General Manager Hannah De Priest at You can also leave a voicemail at 773-669-7335 and she will call you back.

You can always donate to the Newberry Consort online  or via check. Our mailing address is The Newberry Consort, P.O. Box 60212, Chicago, IL, 60660-0212. Please reach out to if you have any questions or leave a message at 773-669-7335 and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you to Newberry Consort concerts in the future. Till then, wishing you all good health and safety in these uncertain times.