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
Consort 8’s concertsThere are no upcoming events at this time.
Reviews and interviews with Consort 8
I’ve been to enough Consort 8 concerts to know three things about them. Firstly, the standard of performance is tops – fabulous recorders, skilful pla…
We’ve all heard of the recorder, and many can recognise a viol da gamba, lute, and theorbo when they see one. But how about a cittern? Or a psaltery? …
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 instrume…
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. …