Christ Church Consort

Along with a wonderful roster of talks that explore our theme of Renaissance Remix, the 2016 Buffalo Humanities Festival also features great music, performances, and films. One of this year’s featured musical groups is The Christ Church Consort.

Based in Rochester, New York, the Christ Church Consort is comprised of Early Music professionals Glenna Curren, Aika Ito, Julia Neely, and Ben David Aronson.  The Christ Church Consort is dedicated to providing the highest levels of Early Music performance and education.

The Christ Church Consort explores the rich repertoire and performing traditions from the famed Regensburg Partbooks of 1579.  Unique in preserving many instances of specific instrumentation, the Regensburg manuscript is one of the richest sources of sixteenth-century vocal music copied for instrumental ensemble.  Featuring representative works from some of the most famed composers of its era, the Regensburg manuscript is an essential guide to illuminating the practices of the Renaissance instrumental ensemble, many of which persist to our own day.  The presentation includes a discussion of the material.

We’re excited to listen the beautiful music of The Christ Church Consort from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Burchfield Penney Auditorium.