Beverly Simmons

Beverly Simmons is a singer, arts administrator, and graphic designer. After earning a doctorate in Early Music Performance Practices from Stanford University, she has enjoyed a varied career as university music professor, classical radio announcer, and workshop director, as well as artist representative for international early music artists touring throughout North America (including Frances Fitch in Concerto Castello). She founded and directed the Case Western Reserve University Early Music Singers; sang with Apollo’s Fire; and has appeared in musical theater (usually as a Jewish immigrant or a nun). Executive Director Emerita of Quire Cleveland and half of the cabaret duo, Rent-a-Yenta, she was honored with Early Music America’s Howard Mayer Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Early Music. Ms. Simmons’s connection with the Newberry Consort has been long and multi-faceted: she has studied voice with Ellen Hargis; as founder/manager of the concert series Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness, she presented the Newberry Consort in Cleveland; as ffortissimo DESIGN, she develops the Consort’s brochures and other printed material; and she has sung “bass” in the NC Convent Ensemble since its founding.  


POSTPONED: April Fundraiser

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our April 19th fundraising event, Ecco la Primavera. We expect to reschedule this event for a weekend between July and September – stay posted! Please know this decision does not reduce the Newberry Consort’s need for your support. Indeed, now more than ever, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us not only minimize the losses from this postponement but also contribute to our future events.

If you currently hold a ticket for this event, refunds are available upon request. Otherwise, the cost of your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled event. If you are a current ticket-holder for this event, Consort General Manager Hannah De Priest will be in touch with you directly very soon.
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.