Steven Player

Steve Player, dancer, player and general handyman. Continues to perform with interesting ensembles in Europe and the USA in projects that combine multi talented individuals. Since his last visit to Chicago with The Newberry Consort and the “Jigs” programme he has toured the US with Norway’s Barokksolistene and their Alehouse Session programme, exploring the music and dance that flourished in England in the 17th century under the Puritans, when all fun was banned. 

Directly after this present “Jig” project he will travel to Idaho and a short tour down to California to dance with The London Handel Players in a programme that puts the dances with the dance music of Handel and Bach as well as the French music that inspired them. 

As well as dancing, acting ,strumming and teaching Steve Player has a 19th century wooden house in Sweden which is in constant need of maintenance. The skill of the craftsmen who built it is an inspiration as is the skill and artistry of the many wonderful colleagues he is lucky enough to perform with. 

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.