Frances Conover Fitch

Harpsichordist and organist Frances Conover Fitch has toured in North America, Europe, and Asia, and performs with major early music ensembles. Upon finishing studies with Gustav Leonhardt and a residencyat the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, she helped found the groundbreaking ensemble for 17th-century music, Concerto Castello. Described as a “delightfully inventive and compelling” continuo player, she has more than a dozen recordings, including a solo disk on Wildboar and a 2-CD release of music byElisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. Her playing has been noted for its “precision and delicacy of wit.”Ms. Fitch has participated in many music festivals, including Tanglewood, Aix-en-Provence and Tage Alter Musik in Regensburg, Germany. She was on the facultyof the Longy School of Music for 28 years, serving as Chair of Early Music and teaching harpsichord, organ, chamber music, and figured bass. She has been a Guest Professor at Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan, and currently teaches at New England Conservatory of Music, Tufts, and Brandeis. She serves as Minister of Music at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms, MA, and is Artistic Director of the St. John’s Concert Series. She is also a licensed teacher of Body Mapping, helping musicians to playwith greater ease and avoid injury.

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.