Morrison Artists Series: Orlando Consort

Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00 pm
Photo of Orlando Consort standing by concrete columns
The Orlando Consort has made an international reputation in the field of medieval and renaissance vocal music and, through the its imaginative programming, also embraces jazz, film and world music. The consort tours regularly throughout the U.K., Europe and U.S. (including BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh and Lucerne festivals) and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Harmonia Mundi USA (including two Gramophone Awards). The consort is recording a 12-disc Machaut project with Hyperion Records. Pre-concert talk: 7pm. Master class: October 26, 2:10pm, Knuth Hall. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
SF State Box Office
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“Simultaneously ravishing and referential.” — Los Angeles Times

Orlando Consort

  • Matthew Venner, countertenor
  • Mark Dobell, tenor
  • Angus Smith, tenor
  • Donald Greig, baritone

Formed in 1988 by the Early Music Network of Great Britain, the Orlando Consort rapidly achieved a reputation as one of Europe’s most expert and consistently challenging groups performing repertoire from the years 1050 to 1550.


The Ambassadors

  1. Duke Charles the Bold’s Encampment, The Siege of Neuss, May 1475
    Antoine Busnois (c. 1432 – 1492): Gaude celestis Domina Hayne
    van Ghiseghem (c. 1445 – c. 1490): De tous biens plaine
    Robert Morton (c. 1430 – c. 1476): Il sera pour vous / L’homme armé
  2. Eton College, Windsor, England, September 1479
    Anon, Ritson Ms. (c. 1460): Gaude virgo
    Walter Lambe (c. 1450/1-1504): Stella celi
  3. The Court of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Milan, November 1475
    Loyset Compère (c. 1445 – 1518): Scaramella
    Alexander Agricola (c. 1446 – 1506): Je n’ay dueil
    Josquin Desprez (c. 1440 – 1521): O bone et dulcis Domine Jesus
  4. The Sistine Chapel, Rome, March 1508
    Guillaume Dufay (c. 1398 – 1474): Supremum est mortalibus
    Antoine Brumel (c. 1460 – c. 1515): Rosa novum dans odorem
  5. The Casa del Cordon, Burgos, September 1506
    Francisco de Peñalosa (c. 1470 – 1528): Versa est in luctum
    Francisco de La Torre (fl. 1483 – 1504): Adorámoste, Señor
    Pierre de La Rue (c. 1460 – 1518): Secretz regretz
    Josquin Desprez (c. 1440 – 1521): In te, Domine, speravi
  6. Whitehall Palace, London, March 1533
    William Cornysh (d. 1523): Adieu! mes amours et mon désirs
    King Henry VIII (ruled 1509 – 1547): Pastime with good company
    William Cornysh: Ah, Robin
    King Henry VIII: Helas madame
    William Cornysh: Ave Maria



Photo by Eric Richmond