Benvenuto!


What do jazz, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and renowned conductor Kathy Romey have in common?

They are all part of Consortium Carissimi’s exciting 10th Anniversary season.

This season, we’re delighted to bring you a mixture of the familiar and the new. From wonderful new venues like Antonello Hall at the McPhail School of Music to powerful classics like Monteverdi’s Vespers under the inspired direction of Kathy Romey, Season 10 is a chance to break new ground, look forward to the future and celebrate the past.

Ten years ago, Garrick Comeaux had what I sometimes consider a slightly implausible dream: to bring the effervescence of the early Italian Baroque period to life for modern ears. Ten years later, this vision has grown, matured and expanded to include live concerts that our audiences love, educational programs that light a torch that will burn far into the future, and world-class recordings that preserve long-lost musical gems for generations to come.

But ultimately, this music isn’t about the past or the future.

It’s about us, now, who love this music for its ability to bridge. To heal. To transport.

Whether you have supported us from Day One or are just discovering us now, we welcome you to a musical adventure that continues, brighter than ever, in our 10th year.

Thank you for all you do, and we look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be our best season yet.

Joel Hanson
President, Board of Directors

The 10th Anniversary Season

Jeremy Walker & Consortium Carissimi

Concert Dates

Friday, November 11 2016 7:30 pm
Landmark Center, St. Paul
Saturday, November 12 2016 7:30 pm
Antonello Hall, MacPhail School of Music, Minneapolis
Sunday, 13 2:00 2016 pm
Landmark Center, St. Paul


Alma Gentil: Early Italian Baroque Meets Jazz

This project of the six early Italian baroque madrigals and the six newly composed by Jeremy Walker is firmly grounded in poetry of G.B. Marino. We will slide into this event another world premier performance; a work of Kenny Wheeler composed for the Italian ensemble, which gave birth to the stateside of the same name. Featuring guest artists, Jeremy Walker Ensemble.


Drei schöne Ding sind

Join Consortium Carissimi as we present Music of Heinrich Isaac (1450-1514), Josquin des Prez (1455-1521) and Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630) in celebration of this auspicious anniversary.


Luther's 95 Theses Consortium Carissimi

Concert Date

Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:00 pm
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
(one performance only)


450th Birthday Monteverde Consortium Carissimi

Concert Dates

Friday, May 12, 2017 7:30pm
The Cathedral of St. Paul
Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:30pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Minneapolis
Sunday, May 14 2017 2:00pm
The Church of St. Therese, Deephaven

Vespro della Beata Vergine Maria – 1610

To close our 10th Anniversary Season, Consortium Carissimi reprises this magnificent work by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi in celebration of his 450th anniversary of his birth.  Kathy Saltzman Romey conducts.