We here at the Newberry Consort often say we’re bringing “the best in early music to Chicago and beyond,” but if you attend our regular season concerts in Chicago you likely haven’t heard much about “the beyond.” This summer, we’d like to feature our directors’ travels representing the Consort and educating a future generation of artists.

Ellen Hargis has been a part of the Lute Society of America’s “LuteFest” for a number of years, and just returned from this year’s festival last week. LuteFest features a team of world-class artists teaching classes and giving concerts at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Ellen taught classes on singer/instrumentalist collaboration and repertoire inspired by songbirds. You can learn more about the Lute Society of America on their website. Scroll down for photos of this year’s event!

Did you know that Ellen plays guitar? Look for her and her renaissance guitar on a future Consort program!

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 manager@newberryconsort.org 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.