Take a listen to highlights from the Broken Consort's Performances at St. David's during the 2015-2016 Season!
Performing Douglas Buchanan's The Green Fields of Amerikay
Performing a brilliant mash-up of Hildegard von Bingen and Lady Gaga
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During the 2015-2016 season, St. David's was pleased to welcome The Broken Consort as our Ensemble-in-Residence. As Ensemble-in-Residence, The Broken Consort performed several times this season on First Friday Concerts and Evensong Recitals. Then in its sixth season, the Broken Consort is an exuberant and experimental medieval ensemble with a story to tell. This American-based ensemble seeks to present original, adventurous, and passionate concert programs with an emphasis on rhetorical narrative. Every concert is an aural and sensual experience.
The Broken Consort utilizes current musicological research in tandem with ancient oral tradition practices to create fresh arrangements of medieval music, relating the past to our current human condition. Every program features a different vision, attitude, and voice that is uniquely ours. Our collaborators include dancers, theater directors, writers, audio artists, composers, musicologists, and lighting designers. Praised as “early music turned early magic,” the ensemble has “bewitched and beguiled” critics with our “extraordinary sonorousness” and “imagination.” The Broken Consort has performed for enthusiastic audiences across the United States, Mexico, and Canada as presented by leading early music and chamber music series since its inception in 2010.