José Luis Posada

José Luis Posada pursued undergraduate studies in Music Education at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Bogotá). He holds a M.A in Early Music Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University -where he studied performance practices with Dr. Ross Duffin and lute & baroque guitar with Dr. Scott Pauley- and a Master’s degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. He is a co-founder of EnsAmble Ad‐Hoc; with this and other early music groups he has performed in his home country, Colombia, and also in Mexico, Argentina and the United States. He has been a member of groups of traditional Colombian music and has recorded and toured extensively performing on tiple, cuatro and guitar. In the Chicago area he has collaborated with Venezuelan percussionist Javier Saume and Mexican violinist Juan Rivera, as well as with Raul Fernandez from Son del Viento, which specializes in Mexican Son Jarocho. José Luis combines performing with teaching activities and has also worked on professional music editions and arrangements. Highlights include arrangements commissioned by the Colombian Symphony Orchestra for a special project with Velosa y los Carrangueros (traditional Colombian music). Currently, he works as a music teacher for Cicero Public Schools and performs regularly with EnsAmble Ad-Hoc.

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.