Minnesota's Early Music Ensemble

Consortium Carissimi

Join us for Season XV with three concert programs featuring the best of historically informed performing musicians.

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a seasonal favorite! Jan 7-8 2023

Epiphany: Antonio Vivaldi & Isabella Leonarda

Our annual Epiphany Concert will bring Christmas Music of Isabella Leonarda and the Gloria of Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Kris Kwapis, trumpet, and Curtis Foster, oboe.

These concerts will be in collaboration with the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists and Michael Barone. Among several organ works of the Early Baroque you will also hear Vivaldi-Bach transcription BWV 596.


    • Saturday, January 7th, Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN 3:00
    • Sunday, January 8th , Our Lady of Lourdes, Minneapolis, MN 3:00

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Carlo Gesualdo

Carlo Gesualdo: Composer or Crazed Psychopath?

Article from The Guardian originally published 18 Mar 2010 (https://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2010/mar/18/carlo-gesualdo-composer-psychopath) Carol Gesualdo. He’s the Italian composer-prince who murdered his wife and her lover, was into

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The Vespers

In 1610 Monteverdi published one of his finest works, the Vespers, comprising a Mass, 2 Magnificats, 11 “motets,” and an orchestral sonata. In it he

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