Artists

Orlando Consort
Matthew Venner

Countertenor

Mark Dobell

Tenor

Angus Smith

Tenor

Donald Greig

Baritone

Program

Gaude celestis Domina

De tous biens plaine

Il sera pour vous conbatu/L'homme armé

Gaude virgo

Stella celi

Scaramella

Je n'ay dueil

O bone et dulcis Domine Jesus

Balsamus et munda cera

Rosa novum dans odorem

Versa est in luctum

Adorámoste, Señor

Secretz regretz

In te, Domine, speravi

Adieu mes amours

Pastime with good company

Ah, Robin

Helas madame

Ave Maria

Founded in 1988, the Orlando Consort has built a reputation as one of the most expert ensembles for vocal music from the 11th to the 16th century. For their program “The Ambassadors,” the four singers combine Renaissance music from the courts of Europe with readings of excerpts from the journals and letters of diplomats of the era—resulting in a colorful evening of song and thought that brings to life one of the most fascinating periods in European history.