Holiday Shop


Baltimore Consort

Biography

Active: 1980 - ; Baltimore, MA
The Baltimore Consort is a small ensemble of instrumentalists and singers whose major focus has been early music, taking into account both the classical and folk realms, often blurring the distinction between the two. In the early years, its main focus was English music from the Elizabethan period, but the group soon branched out into Irish, Scottish, French, Spanish, and Italian early music. The chronological range of the repertory has generally Read more fallen into Renaissance era, roughly spanning the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Consort players perform on early instruments (viols, recorders, lutes, rebec, etc.) and their concerts and recordings can feature only instrumental music or a mixture of vocal and instrumental pieces. The Consort regularly tours the United States and has made several highly successful concert tours across Europe. It has made more than a dozen recordings, mostly for the Dorian Records label.

The Baltimore Consort was founded in 1980 by lutenist Roger Harmon and flutist Mindy Rosenfeld. There have been several personnel changes over the years, and, not surprisingly, the size of the ensemble has varied: in the 1990s, for example, it was called a sextet. At that time the Consort included soprano Custer LaRue. In 2004, LaRue took a leave of absence and from that time the ensemble, consisting of five instrumentalists -- Mindy Rosenfeld, Mary Anne Ballard (viol and rebec), Mark Cudek (cittern, viol, Renaissance guitar), Larry Lipkis (viol, recorder), and Ronn McFarlane (lute) -- have used guest artists for vocals, including countertenor José Lemos and soprano Danielle Svonavec. It was in 1990 that Dorian released the Baltimore Consort's first recordings, On the Banks of Helicon, which contained early music from Scotland, and Watkins Ale, a disc of English Renaissance music. The Consort quickly became one of the most popular American early music ensembles, as a string of successful recordings and concert tours followed. The group regularly performs an orchestral concert program entitled O'er the Hills and Far Away, which features arrangements of early music works by the Consort's own Larry Lipkis. Among the Baltimore Consort's recordings is the 2007 Dorian CD Gut, Wind, and Wire: Instruments of the Baltimore Consort, which contains 36 numbers of sixteenth century instrumental pieces. Read less
Gut, Wind And Wire / The Baltimore Consort
Release Date: 11/13/2007   Label: Sono Luminus  
Catalog: 90601   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $16.99
CD: $11.99
Back Order
MP3 Available
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

The Baltimore Consort - Live In Concert
Release Date: 10/14/2008   Label: Sono Luminus  
Catalog: 90801   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $16.99
CD: $11.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

The Ladyes Delight / The Baltimore Consort
Release Date: 03/17/1998   Label: Sono Luminus  
Catalog: 90252   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $16.99
CD: $11.99
Back Order
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

Adio Espana - Romances, Villancicos & Improvisations From Spain / Baltimore Consort
Release Date: 04/28/2009   Label: Sono Luminus  
Catalog: 90901   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $16.99
CD: $11.99
In Stock
On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

The Best Of The Baltimore Consort
Release Date: 01/28/2003   Label: Sono Luminus  
Catalog: 90023   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $12.99
CD: $8.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $8.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

There are 24 Baltimore Consort recordings available.

Select a specific Composer, Conductor or Label or browse recordings by Formats & Featured below

or

Labels

Formats & Featured



YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In