Consort 8’s sweetly jubilant program brought centuries-old music to life in the modern-day

As a sizeable audience took their places in the pews of Edmund Blackett’s Gothic Revival church of St. Paul’s Anglican in Burwood, a sole rousing drum marked the opening of this final concert for Consort 8 in 2019. Appropriately, the…

Consort 8 | In Dulci Jubilo: Music for Advent & Christmas

Tickets at the door: Adult $35 | Concession $30 Consort 8 presents In Dulci Jubilo, music for Advent and Christmas from the 15th to the 21st century for countertenor, recorders, viols & percussion. Program includes works by Agricola, Aichinger, Bach,…

Consort 8 | Sing Ye Sweet Viols

Tickets (at the door): Adult $35 | Concession $30 Consort 8 present a concert with music from 16th to 21st century for soprano, countertenor, recorders and viols. Featuring guest artist, soprano Ria Andriani. Program includes works by Bach, Handel, Jenkins,…

Consort 8’s Eastertide programme delivered a diverse array of reflective music

It’s that time of the year when concerts abound around Sydney in the countdown to Easter Sunday, many of them featuring major works by JS Bach. Consort 8’s first performance of the year, timed with the end of the Lenten Season,…

Consort 8: Lamentations – Sacred & Secular

Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession $30 – available at the door CONSORT 8 presents LAMENTATIONS – Sacred and Secular, with music for Eastertide from medieval to 21st century. Programme includes works by Asola, Cesare, Cima, Dufay, Gibbons, Johnson, Kogler, Lane…

Consort 8: Gaudete

Ancient and traditional carols for Advent and Christmas.

Consort 8 was a joyful noyse with first-class playing and singing

With all the discordant noise coming out of Canberra these days, not to mention natural disasters around the world, an evening where one can push all this out of the conscious mind and sink into some ‘joyful noyse’ was most…

Consort 8: A Joyful Noyse

Music from medieval to 21st century for countertenor, recorders, viols, lutes, theorbos & percussion

Wonderful surprises abounded at Consort 8’s Fratres.

I’ve been to enough Consort 8 concerts to know three things about them. Firstly, the standard of performance is tops – fabulous recorders, skilful playing of viols, lutes and theorbo, and where else are you going to get a gaggle…

Consort 8: Fratres

Sacred and secular music from medieval to 21st century for voice, recorders, viols, lutes, theorbos and percussion.

Consort 8’s A Renaissance Christmas was a fabulous start to the Season

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? And a tapan? All featured in the fabulous Consort 8 concert…

Consort 8: A Renaissance Christmas

Ancient and traditional carols for Advent and Christmas

Consort 8 have tremendous flexibility to programme unusual and rarely heard works

A veritable feast of delicious 16th and 17th Century works, most of them from Spain and Italy, were served up to a full hall.

Consort 8: The Cries of London

Sacred and secular music from renaissance to baroque

Consort 8: Daphne’s Grand Tour was a class act, unearthing rarely presented music

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.

Consort 8 brings Advent alive with recorders, theorbo & viols

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.

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