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How the Leuven Chansonnier Was Discovered

How the Leuven Chansonnier Was Discovered

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...
The Story Behind our Mexican Christmas Concert

The Story Behind our Mexican Christmas Concert

The inspiration for this program came five years ago, when the Consort was on tour in Durango, Mexico, performing in the newly-renovated Cathedral. It was a national holiday, and outside in the plaza in front of the church, traditional music was being performed by...
A 600-year-old Book Comes to Life in Our January Concert

A 600-year-old Book Comes to Life in Our January Concert

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...
Celestial Singing: Creating Our Convent Ensemble

Celestial Singing: Creating Our Convent Ensemble

In our upcoming program, A Mexican Christmas, the repertoire includes sacred music from the convents of 17th-century Mexico alongside villancicos, songs of praise and celebration that were often performed by folk musicians. To recreate the celestial sound of the nuns,...
Feliz Navidad! The History of Mexican Christmas Traditions

Feliz Navidad! The History of Mexican Christmas Traditions

Our upcoming program A Mexican Christmas is a celebration of the unique sights and sounds of Christmas traditions in Mexico. To learn about the history of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, we spoke to Lucia Mier y Terán Romero, who grew up in Mexico and is one of the...

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