The Orlando Consort
"Forward to the Past""
Wednesday, February 12, 8:00 PM
Formed in 1988 by the Early Music Centre of Great Britain, the Orlando Consort is one of Britain’s most important chamber music ensembles. Combining captivating entertainment with fresh scholarly insight, their unique imagination, originality of programming, and superb vocal skills have marked them as one of the premier vocal ensembles in early music today.
The Orlando Consort has performed all over the world and has been featured at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, and the Boston Early Music Festival. It has recently begun a long-term project to record the complete polyphonic songs of Guillaume de Machaut for Hyperion Records.
Their 25th anniversary program features songs from Machaut’s masterpiece Le voir dit and assorted favorites by DuFay, Dunstaple, Josquin, Ockeghem, Gombert, and others.
The Orlando Consort, Josquin: In te, Domine, Speravi
The Orlando Consort, Josquin: O bone et dulcis Domine Jesus
25 years of The Orlando Consort
Review of the Orlando Consort at Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel — Medieval Song Network
“Moving and luminous.” — The New York Times
“The Orlando Consort’s performances are staggeringly beautiful.” — The Times (London)
“The work of the Consort is equally remarkable for scholarship and imagination, and the skill and communicative immediacy it brings to the task of performance which lies in the present.” — The Boston Globe
“The sheer skill of the Orlando Consort leaves one speechless: everything is immaculately tuned, balanced and phrased; absolutely nothing seems to impede the flow of the music.” — Gramophone Magazine
“The four voices of the Orlando Consort are Medieval and Renaissance music’s equivalent of a fine string quartet.” — The Sunday Times (London)