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Meet the Musicians of ‘What’s Old is New’

Meet the Musicians of ‘What’s Old is New’

Here at The Newberry Consort, we regularly invite upcoming and established artists from around the country to join us for our innovative, creative programs. We love exploring music with old and new friends! This week, we’re rehearsing for our upcoming program What’s...
The Music from the Leuven Songbook

The Music from the Leuven Songbook

In our upcoming program, What’s Old is New: The Leuven Chansonnier, we’ll perform music from the Leuven Chansonnier, a 600-year-old book containing 49 secular love songs from Medieval France. We’ve chosen 14 of those songs to perform in our concert, six of which were...
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...
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...
What was the organetto?

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 showcase the organetto — a portable...
Playing Héloïse and Abélard: Two Actors Discuss Their Approach

Playing Héloïse and Abélard: Two Actors Discuss Their Approach

For our next production, The Passion of Héloïse and Abélard, two costumed actors will join us on stage to enact the letters written by these two medieval lovers, while the Consort performs love songs from 14th century France. The letters written between Abélard, a...

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