Consort 8 | Un Doux Noël

Music for Advent & Christmas from the 15th to the 21st century for countertenor, recorders, viols & lutes. The music ranges from an anonymous 15th century carol Ave Maria through to 21st century compositions by the Australian composer Lance Eccles. The program…

 
Consort 8 | Bonny Sweet Robin

LUNCHTIME CONCERT Music from the 14th century to the present day, including Rorate Caeli, arranged by Lance Eccles for Consort 8 and the premiere of Louise Welsh’s Robbin’ Consort 8 PLAYERS Tim Chung countertenor Susan Christie recorder Susan Foulcher recorder Jude…

 
Review: Consort 8 | Courtly Ayres and Dances

19 September 2020 Consort 8 has long had a loyal following and after a couple of cancelled concerts in 2020 fans snapped up the limited number of tickets available and turned out on Saturday night with big smiles (covered by…

 
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’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 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…

 
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’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 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: 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.