“Leave it to local Queen of Early Music, Ellen Hargis — co-director of The Newberry Consort — to find the appropriate vehicle to showcase Sandoval in Chicago. Newberry Consort’s fall program The Empress: Margarita Teresa, cast Sandoval as a castanets-playing, dancing-on-the-way-to-hell Euridice in a comic Spanish-language intermezzo composed for Margarita Teresa by the Emperor Leopold I; and as a show-stealing Venus in the Judgement of Paris scenes from Antonio Cesti’s epic Il Pomo d’Oro. Cesti’s triumph aria for Venus after winning the Golden Apple has jaw-dropping coloratura licks that Sandoval tossed off with ‘a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it.’ (Castiglione, Baldassare, The Book of the Courtier, 1528).”

Vocal Arts Chicago – Editor’s Notes

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.