Sydney’s unique recorder ensemble with a core of 5 players, Consort 8 works extensively with a variety of instrumentalists and singers specialising in early music.
The full consort produces a range of sonorities from the smallest bird-like sopranino to the rich organ-like sounds of the contra bass.
The group’s repertoire is extensive, ranging from the 13th century to contemporary music including works written by young Australians commissioned by the ensemble.
- Susan Bell
- Karen Carey
- Susan Christie
- Welvin Potter
- Robert Small
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Reviews and interviews with Consort 8
19 September 2020 Consort 8 has long had a loyal following and after a couple…
As a sizeable audience took their places in the pews of Edmund Blackett’s Gothic Revival…
It’s that time of the year when concerts abound around Sydney in the countdown to…
With all the discordant noise coming out of Canberra these days, not to mention natural…
I’ve been to enough Consort 8 concerts to know three things about them. Firstly, the…
We’ve all heard of the recorder, and many can recognise a viol da gamba, lute,…
A veritable feast of delicious 16th and 17th Century works, most of them from Spain and Italy, were served up to a full hall.
Chung’s voice is perfect for this music, with recorders again mimicking the organ and the lute quietly strummed. The balance of sound between instruments and voice gave this slow lamentation its emotional intensity.
A varied and demanding program of 22 Christmas and Advent pieces, much of the music little known and performed in a polished and professional manner.