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The skinny on broadside ballads

The skinny on broadside ballads

In our upcoming production, “Will Kemp Returns! A Jigs Revival,” we’ll present ballads “in the broadside tradition.” But what is the broadside tradition? In today’s lingo, a ballad is a slow, sad song, maybe with romantic undertones, like something by Whitney Houston...
The Research Behind ‘Will Kemp Returns!’

The Research Behind ‘Will Kemp Returns!’

The Newberry Consort welcomes back British actor, dancer, and guitarist Steve Player to portray Will Kemp, “Shakespeare’s clown.” Two years ago we ventured into this repertoire with our first staged production, presenting three full jigs plus some dancing on our...
The instruments of the Elizabethan stage

The instruments of the Elizabethan stage

In “Will Kemp Returns! A Jigs Revival,” we’re taking you to Elizabethan England, playing music that you might’ve heard in a play by Shakespeare or on the streets of Renaissance London. To help us travel back in time, we’ve invited Renaissance music expert Dan Meyers...
Who Was Will Kemp?

Who Was Will Kemp?

Our 2018-19 season opener is “Will Kemp Returns! A Jigs Revival.” But who was Will Kemp? Will Kemp was a real man — a professional clown and comedic actor in Elizabethan England. Kemp (also known as Kempe), is best-known as one of the original members of Shakespeare’s...
Meet Daphna Mor: Recorder Player of Sephardic Descent

Meet Daphna Mor: Recorder Player of Sephardic Descent

For Daphna Mor, having the chance to perform with the Newberry Consort at their upcoming concert featuring the music of Sephardic Jews in Renaissance Spain couldn’t be a better fit. Not only is Mor a well-known recorder player of Sephardic descent — she is also...

The Newberry Consort

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