A Candlelight Chamber Concert
January 23, 2016
The Peabody Consort presented a program titled Music of Three Faiths, followed by a reception in the Social Hall.
Mark Cudek, Director
Julie Bosworth, soprano
Jeffrey Grabelle, bass viola da gamba
Brian Kay, oud
Sarah Lynn, soprano
Sara MacKimmie, soprano
Niccolo Seligmann, vielle
Grace Srinivasan, soprano
Aik Shin Tan, flute & recorders
SPONSORED BY HELMUT AND BANASHREE SEIFERT
The Peabody Consort, founded in 1996 by Mark Cudek, is a select group of Early Music majors, alumni, and guest artists from the Peabody Conservatory’s Early Music Department. The ensemble was recently featured at the Walters Art Museum’s Peabody on the Court Music Series and won an award from Early Music America to perform at the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival. Early Music America’s review of In the circle of Henry VIII called it “simply stunning.” The Peabody Consort presented a program of Jewish music for the 25th Anniversary of Bolton St. Synagogue, and in 2009 performed a program of Shakespeare’s Music with actors from the Indiana Repertory Theatre at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. (Indianapolis NUVO: “The program showed careful preparation, delighting from start to finish.”) The Peabody Consort was also featured at the Kennedy Center in that Institution’s Conservatory Project. Internationally, the ensemble has performed in Rome, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; and at several venues in Taiwan including the National Recital Hall in Taipei.
“The opening selections from the Spanish Renaissance…received stylish, atmospheric performances. Mark Cudek…has clearly imparted to his instrumentalists and singers not just a respect for historical detail, but a keen sense of the expressive possibilities in this repertoire. There was an admirable sense of spontaneity from the players…” -Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun