Consortium Carissimi was founded in 1996 with the intent of uncovering and bringing to modern day ears the long forgotten Italian-Roman sacred and secular music of the 16th & 17th century through voice and historically informed instruments.
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Welcome from Artistic Director Garrick Comeaux
I am pleased to welcome you to the 9th season of Consortium Carissimi Concerts. Our three-project series will bring numerous artists to join our Twin Cities ensemble of singers and fine period instrument players, for some great events that you will not want to miss.
The season will begin on Friday, October 30th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 p.m.2015 with two Requiems for the season of Saints and Souls.
Music of Heinrich Schütz and Francesco Cavalli will be highlighted with the participation with Stephen Escher, cornetto, (Santa Rosa, CA) and our own Garrett Lahr, sackbut, participating.
Consortium Carissimi is proud to be part of the second edition of the Twin Cities Early Music Festival. As homage to the composer Carissimi, we will perform his most famous Oratorio, Jephte, on Thursday,, August 27th, at 8:00pm. Check the Festival website for location. (www.tcearlymusic.org) for location.
In January, 2016, Consortium Carissimi continues the tradition of offering programs for the New Year. These next Epiphany concerts will provide an occasion to hear Kris Kwapis (Seattle) play the trumpet in two great works of the early and late baroque period. Together with the delightful works of Carissimi and, Graziani, your can bring in the New Year with Charpentier’s Te Deum and the well-known Gloria of Antonio Vivaldi.
This season we are proud to present an Extraordinary Gala Concert celebrating our two newly recorded Naxos Releases, on Friday, February 4th, 2016 at 7:30pm.
Sparks will fly in June, 2016 when we open with an Early Baroque Opera. The fully staged opera will be directed by Jon Craney and, bringing to life again the atmosphere of the southern hills of Rome where the genre was better tolerated than within the walls of the Eternal City. Bernardo Pasquini’s delightful Opera Buffa will be performed for the first time to modern day audiences. Don’t miss this electrifying conclusion to Consortium Carissimi’s 9th season.
I look forward to seeing you at Consortium Carissimi Concerts!
MONTEVERDI VESPERS LIVE RECORDING
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COMING SOON TO CD
Naxos 8.573256 Two Oratories and Five Motets | Naxos 8.573257 Twelve Cantatas
Listen to a live recording from our recent Eight Motets concert
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