Thoughts on Performance Practice

My interest in sharing this blog is to see what thoughts people have about performance practices today of late renaissance and early baroque music, sacred and secular. While in Italy, I was fortunate to spend a lot of time performing the music of those time periods. I spent several years singing in the Cappella Sistina (the Sistine Chapel Choir) at …

Intermezzo

As many of you may already know, I formed Consortium Carissimi in Rome where I used to live. In addition to the music of the Roman composer Giacomo Carissimi, I became enamored with other composers that worked in Rome during roughly the same period. With the exception of Morales and de Victoria, the music I studied was written between 1600 …

Programming Italian Baroque Music

Welcome to this, my first blog post. Here I will talk about one of my favorite activities in life, programming early Italian Baroque music. I have three productions this coming season with my Consortium Carissimi, based in the Twin Cities. I usually transcribe the music for these concerts from manuscript or early prints, unless I find the music already transcribed and …

Consortium Carissimi: Season VII

We are proud to announce our seventh season!  Tickets are currently only available for Program I.  Please check back later this fall to pre-purchase tickets for the remainder of the season.  We thank you for your continued support and welcome! Program I – Musica di Salamone Rossi  Salamone Rossi was an Italian Jewish violinist and composer and a transitional figure …

2013-2014 Season to be Announced

We know you’re anxious to find out what the new season will bring!  We will be announcing this in the early Fall, so check back, sign up for our mailing list, or follow us on our Facebook page!

Me, me, and none but me

Dates 2013: Friday, April 19th – 7:30pm-9:00pm Sunday, April 21st – 4:00pm-5:30pm Venue: The Church of Christ the King Tickets: $15.00 Adults; $5.00 Students and Seniors, MPR Members 2:1. Tickets are available here on the website or at the door. Please join us for the fourth, and final, set of concerts for our sixth season. Repertory: The concert features songs of John Dowland, …

Project III: Tu es Petrus

Music of Benevoli, Palestrina, and Carissimi Dates 2013: Friday, February 22nd – 8:00pm-9:30pm Sunday, February 24th – 1:30pm-3:00pm Venue: The Basilica of Saint Mary Repertory: Consortium Carissimi joins forces in this first-time collaboration with the Schola of The Basilica of Saint Mary and Director of Music Teri Larson. Benevoli’s Mass is set for four choirs, four organs, and continuo instruments. Benevoli based this Mass …

Saint Paul Pioneer Press Reviews Consortium Carissimi

Rob Hubbard of the Saint Paul Pioneer Press was at Consortium Carissimi’s opening concert last evening, Friday, February 24, 2012. This is this morning’s review of our Lenten Oratories concert: Carissimi singers bring a little hedonism to Lenten lessons By Rob Hubbard Special to the Pioneer Press Posted:  02/24/2012 11:15 PM The Christian season of Lent signifies giving up things, …

St. Louis in Rome

To some, it came as no surprise to hear such splendid music from Consortium Carissimi this past weekend. However, many of our audience members were new to Consortium…and they are already asking when the next concert is! There has been a lovely buzz ever since!

Season Kick-Off Picnic

On August 27th, Consortium Carissimi kicked off their 2011-2012 season with an informal picnic.  The weather was perfect, the food was delicious, and the conversation engaging.   Everyone had a great time….even though the host burned some (or was it most) of the brats!  Here are some pictures….

Fifth Anniversary Season Announcement

We are excited to announce our Fifth Anniversary Season for 2011-2012. Upcoming programs will include music of the late renaissance and early baroque periods by noted composers Carissimi, Graziani, Victoria, and more. Please check back with us for concert dates and information, or sign up for our new mailing list! Thank you for your continued support of Consortium Carissimi.