The Newberry Consort 

David Douglass & Ellen Hargis, directors


Friday, June 15  8pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Parish
16 Washington Street


Beguiling and intelligent, provocative and classic, ravishingly beautiful and deliciously edgy — The Newberry Consort has been delighting audiences for more than three decades. Called “Chicago’s gift to early music” by the Boston Globe, Consort brings to the stage the sounds, stories, and spirit of times past in meticulously researched and beautifully performed multi-media programs.


Directed by David Douglass, Newberry Musician-in-Residence, and early music diva Ellen Hargis, the ensemble plumbs the Chicago Newberry Library's vast music collection and assembles a star-studded roster of local and international artists to bring world-class performances of music from the 13th to the 18th centuries to audiences around the world.


Song and Dances from 16th-Century Italy 

The frottola was a wildly popular and extremely varied genre in Renaissance Italy, ranging from solo song to polyphony. The poetry covers everything from the ridiculous to the sublime, and the rhythms are infectious.  A dance band of violin family instruments with lute and guitar are joined by Ellen Hargis, soprano.


The Newberry Consort

Ellen Hargis, soprano

David Douglass, soprano violin

Tim Macdonald, alto violin

Brandi Berry, tenor violin

Jeremy Ward, bass violin

Brandon Acker, lute, guitar


Newberry Consort directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis

"Chicago's gift to the early music world"

—The Boston Globe

“Everything was executed with a stylish exuberance so infectious that audience members gladly sang and clapped along.”

—John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

"Chicago's flagship early music ensemble"

—John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune

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