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Rose Consort of Viols, The

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Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

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Rose Consort of Viols

Biography

The Rose Consort is devoted to the wonderfully rich English consort repertory from Taverner and Byrd to Lawes, Locke and Purcell, as well as to renaissance music from the European continent. It is unique in using three different sets of viols for appropriate repertory, ranging from those based on a 1497 painting by Lorenzo Costa, through viols after mid-16th century Venetian instruments, to English ones copied from originals by Tudor and Jacobean makers. The Consort performs extensively throughout Britain and the continents of Europe and North America, appears regularly on the BBC and in the major London concert halls, and has made a number of highly acclaimed recordings on the Amon Ra, Woodmansterne, Naxos, CPO, Delphian and Deux-Elles labels. Guest artists with the Rose Consort include soprano Emma Kirkby, mezzo and Clare Wilkinson and lutenist Jacob Heringman. It has also collaborated with vocal ensembles I Fagiolini, Red Byrd and Stile Antico. The Rose Consort has received awards for its research and performance of newly devised programmes and was ensemble-in-residence at the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering in Hawaii. It has performed at the BBC Proms and in 2015 appeared at the Cheltenham International Festival and Tage Alten Musik in Regensburg. Mynstrelles with Straunge Sounds, its latest CD, features music from the court of Henry VIII, while Adoramus Te was shortlisted for a 2015 Gramophone award. 

'Less acidic than Fretwork, less macho than Hesperion XX, The Rose Consort of Viols have a blend that might have been passed through muslin.' The Independent on Sunday

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Main contact name
John Bryan

Postal address
28 Wentworth Road, York, YO24 1DG

Members Names
Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland - viols

Guests:
Emma Kirkby - soprano
Catherine King - mezzo soprano
Clare Wilkinson - mezzo soprano
Jacob Heringman - lute

Telephone Number
01904 652736

Fax Number
01904 652736

Email address
jb@jbx2.com

Website address
www.roseconsort.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://en-gb.facebook.com/The-Rose-Consort-of-Viols-300472923322990/