Consortium Carissimiwas conceived of by Garrick Comeaux, Artistic Director, in 1996 while living in Rome, Italy. He founded Consortium Carissimi in 2007 as an official nonprofit 501(c)(3). This Minnesota-based performing ensemble has the mission of uncovering and bringing the long-forgotten Italian baroque music of the 16th and 17th centuries to 21st century audiences. It does so through live concerts, master classes, recordings and publications. Consortium Carissimi bears the name of the famous composer whose music was known for its simple, fresh approach to text, melody and accompaniment.
Coming in 2024!
Introducing Paolo Costa and his Exquisite Italian-Built Organ:
We are thrilled to introduce Paolo Costa, a talented musician and skilled instrument builder based in Vigonza, Italy, near Padova.
Paolo’s remarkable journey from singing in early music ensembles to becoming a renowned builder of harpsichords and portative organs has captivated us.
In this post, we delve into Paolo’s expertise, the story behind his current project, and the unique aspects of the organ he is constructing for Consortium Carissimi. Join us as we explore the music that will soon grace the ears of the world.
Introducing Paolo Costa and his Exquisite Italian-Built Organ We are thrilled to introduce Paolo Costa, a talented musician and skilled instrument builder based in Vigonza, near Padova, Italy. Paolo’s remarkable journey from singing in early music ensembles to becoming a renowned builder of harpsichords and portative organs has captivated us. In this post, we delve into Paolo’s expertise, the story…Read More >
Come and experience enchanting music with the “Madrigals of Northern Italy” concert. This mesmerizing performance promises to take you on a journey through the timeless beauty of classical music, showcasing some of the finest compositions from the northern regions of Italy. It is a classical music concert that aims to bring the rich musical heritage of Italy to the audience.…Read More >
John Dowland was an English composer, singer, and lutenist. Little is known about his childhood beyond the facts that he was born in 1563 and was a child prodigy. It was once believed that he was Irish and born in Dublin but some claimed that he was born in Westminster. His history starts around 1580 in Paris, where he worked…Read More >
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 wild bouts of self-flagellation, and who at the end of the 16th century wrote some of the most chromatic vocal music ever conceived in self-pitying lamentation for his human condition. That’s the myth, at least,…Read More >