Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 10.23.51 copyDavid Hatcher  Asako Morikawa  Timothy Lin  Alison Kinder  Claire Horáček

‘There are precious few ensembles working in the particular repertorial field which The Linarol Consort has made their own. Their masterful programming, commitment to scholarship and outstanding musicianship makes them one of our most valuable early music ensembles.’ Dr Edward Wickham, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Our debut CD La La Hö Hö  is now out on  Inventa from Resonus “The performances on this disc are outstanding, and the soundworld is seductive and delightful.”   For the full review from Planet Hugill click here 

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David Hatcher   Asako Morikawa  Timothy Lin  Alison Kinder   Claire Horáček

The Linarol Consort of Renaissance Viols draws together players who are leading exponents of the viol as both a consort and solo instrument, and focuses uniquely on their love of the instrument’s very earliest sound and repertoire.

The Consort takes its name from the maker of the original viol on which the instruments they play are modelled: all are copies of one surviving viol by the Venetian maker Francesco Linarol, who was active throughout the 16th century and currently displayed in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. David has worked closely with viol maker Richard Jones, who will shortly complete his 100th copy of the Linarol viol, to recreate two sets of viols: a “high” consort of treble, two tenors and a bass, and a “low” consort, pitched a fourth lower, comprising a tenor, two basses and a “great” bass.

Photographs of the group were kindly taken by Anthony Pearson.  Do have a look at more of his great photos on his website Dank Spangle.

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News and events

16th Century German Love Songs with James Gilchrist – concerts in March 2023

We’re delighted to announce dates for our CD launch tour of ‘Inn Stetter Hut’- 16th Century German Love Songs with James Gilchrist.

Tuesday 7th March, 7.30pm: Holywell Music Room, Oxford OX1 3SD

Thursday 9th March, 7.30pm: Downing Place URC, Cambridge CB2 3EL . Tickets from Cambridge Early Music

Friday 10th March, 7.30pm: The Priory, Leominster HR6 8EQ

Friday 17th March, 7.30pm: King Charles the Martyr, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1YX

We are very grateful to generous support from Gemma Classical Music Trust, Angel Early Music, The Music Reprieval Trust and the Continuo Foundation

The CD will be published in early 2023

Inn Stetter Hut

Sixteenth-century viol music for the richest man in the world Volume II

with James Gilchrist

Information about purchasing the CD will be available soon.


Our debut CD La La Hö Hö can be bought direct from us, please click here

Both CDs are published by the Inventa label of Resonus. 


Byrd’s Great with Ex Cathedra &
His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

Sunday 5th February, 4.00pm: Town Hall, Birmingham B3 3DQ Tickets from Ex Cathedra

A celebration of the 400th anniversary of the great William Byrd.

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Recorded at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking during our residency in January 2022.

Soubz ce tumbel – Pierre de la Rue? (cl.1452-1518)
La Spagna – Johann Ghiselin [Verbonnet] (fl.1491-1507)

Thank you to The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust for supporting our residency and Michael Hamilton of Real Music Videos.

Barber Lunchtime Virtual Concert Premiered February 2021

Lockdown Linarols

This is four Davids on viols with a remote James Gilchrist added to the mix. Part of David’s Consort-Music-Minus-one project.

Frag weiter nit, anon

Filmed at Treowen House February 2020:

Las Rauschen by Isaac, from Real Music Videos on Vimeo.

Tous Les Regres by de la Rue, from Real Music Videos on Vimeo.

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Cipriano de Rore’s classic madrigal, Ancor che col partire.

Tanndernac by Petrus Alamire.

Films by Michael Hamilton of Real Music Videos.

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