...superb musicianship...achieved with the ease, fluidity and flawless skill long taken for granted for string quartets and other "modern" chamber ensembles. --Houston Chronicle

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Baltimore Consort

Co-Sponsored by the Religion & Arts Council, Christ Church Cathedral

December 9, 2000, 8:00 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas

Our yearly holiday ornament the rollicking, festive sounds of Renaissance England and Europe will help you celebrate the season. Then, join us in the Great Hall for entertainment, gingerbread, and wassail. Free admission for children under twelve.

(no Early Conversations Lecture)


  With their variety of instruments and the unique singing of Custer La Rue, the Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and earned their CDs a place on the Billboard Magazine Top-Ten list. The Baltimore Consort's arrangements of early music from England, Scotland, and France speak to the heart as well as the mind, and their love for the early music of English/Scottish heritage has led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in the Appalachian mountains and Nova Scotia.

    The Consort tours all regions of the USA, has also appeared in Europe, and has held residencies at the Walters Art Gallery and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.  Its performances on such syndicated radio programs as Performance Today, St. Paul Sunday, Millenium of Music, Harmonia, and Onstage (CBC) have broadcast its music far and wide.

    Recently the Baltimore Consort made its debut with orchestra in O'er the Hills and Far Away, a set of symphonic arrangements created by Consort member and composer Larry Lipkis.


Baltimore Consort Web Site http://www.baltcons.com/ 



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