Allison Monroe

A multi-instrumentalist, Allison Monroe performs on vielle, rebec, medieval harp, violin, viola, and sings. Her performing credits include concerts with the Boston Camerata, Newberry Consort, Alkemie, Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort, among others. She holds a B.A. in violin from the University of Maryland, an M.M. in viola from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and a D.M.A. in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University, where she took lessons with Julie Andrijeski. For her second lecture recital at Case, she explored the evidence on medieval song accompaniment and experimented with self-accompaniment and the vocal technique of belting.

Allison won Early Music America’s 2017 Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship which enabled her to study medieval music in Italy and Switzerland for a few weeks. She is also a co-founder of Trobár, a small band of voices and instruments dedicated to bringing medieval music to modern audiences. This season, we are presenting a series in Cleveland, as well as performing on the Eliot Society’s series in the Washington D.C. area, in NYC on the Gotham Early Music Scene concert series, and and as residents at the University of Louisville. 


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.