The West Coast early music ensemble, Terra Nova Consort, will perform a ˇBaylado!, a program of music from Renaissance Spain on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main). The ensemble is presented in this return engagement by Houston Early Music.
The Terra Nova Consort was founded in 1988, by Sue Carney and Pat O'Scannell, with the idea of exploring ethnic influences on the performance of early music. Subsequently, they were granted a residency at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. . Since the release of their debut CD with Dorian, Renaissance en Provence, (1999) the ensemble has been active on the national and international touring circuit. In 2000, the musicians made their European debut at the Tage Alter Musik Festival, in Regensburg, Germany where they were dubbed "the absolute discovery" of the festival. They returned to Tage Alta Musik in 2003 as the featured artists with their program and have been invited to return with their third: Song That Never Ends, traditional music of Galicia.
The ensemble has been actively involved in educational programs through Southern Oregon University, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Oregon Arts Commission, Elderhostel, and the Seattle Early Music Guild. In addition, members have appeared in educational settings throughout the west, bringing early music to students of all ages and backgrounds.
Concert ticket prices are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $10 for students (with student ID). Free admission for children under 15. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744.
Houston Early Music’s annual family concert will feature West Coast early music ensemble The Terra Nova Consort in a program of music from Renaissance Spain. The concert will be at the Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, 11:00 am, Saturday, March 18. The program will include songs and dances from Spain’s Golden Age performed on recorder, shawm, percussion, vihuela and viol. The performance is free but admission is required for visiting museum exhibits. For more information, call 713-432-1744
Recordings by artists featured by Houston Early Music are available at
These activities are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Houston and the Texas Commission on the Arts through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County