Francy Acosta

Francy Acosta holds a D. M. A in Early Music from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where she studied performance practice with Dr. Ross Duffin and voice with soprano Ellen Hargis. She has a degree in Music Education from her home country, Colombia (Universidad Pedagógica) and a M.A. in Music from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH), where she studied voice and vocal pedagogy with Kathleen Wilson on a Fulbright scholarship. Her main interest are the pre-classical Hispanic and Italian repertoires, which she performs both with EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, and other Early Music groups from Colombia and the US. Some performances include the role of Amor in ͞La Púrpura de la Rosa,͟ known as the first opera ever performed in the Americas; solos with Canto, group that specializes in Spanish and Latin American Baroque music. She has taught music history and voice both in Colombia and the United States, including the National University of Colombia, and the University of Chicago Graham School of General and Professional Studies; she currently is a faculty member for Merit School of Music. She has presented her work in national and international events in various Latin American countries, South Korea, and The United States.

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.