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

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David Hatcher   Asako Morikawa   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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Concerts and events

For the latest information about the 2020 Three Choirs Festival please have a look here.

You are being encouraged to show interest by selecting events, when booking opens, in April.

Thursday 30th July 2020: 11am, Worcester Baptist Church

Three Choirs Festival  James Gilchrist: 16th Century Love Songs  

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Previous concerts and events

Wednesday 20th May 2020: 7.30pm –  sadly this is cancelled due to Covid-19

St Michael’s Church Discoed, nr Presteigne

La la hö hö: Songs for the richest man in Europe with James Gilchrist, tenor


Friday, 20th March 2020: 1pm – Cancelled due to Covid-19

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts University of Birmingham

La Nouvelle Musique -Innovative music for viols from the court of Philip the Fair


Wednesday, 30th January: 11am

Sophie’s Barn, nr Banbury.

Sunday, 17th March 2019: 7.30pm

Vivat Hercules! Music for the dukes of Ferrara with Evelyn Tubb (soprano) and Border Voices.

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Hawkwood College residency:  28th January to 1st February 2019


Friday, 16th November 2018: 6pm

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge 

Linarol consort Cambridge-1

Sunday, 29th April 2018:  3pm 

Old St Martin’s Church, Cornmarket, Worcester WR1 2PN

Worcester Early Music Festival


“Will niemand singen?” Will no one sing? Songs and consort music of the court of Maximilian I

Music from a hitherto unpublished manuscript in Vienna, newly edited by David Hatcher.

David Hatcher presenting Richard Jones with a set of his newly published Consort Music from the court of Maximilian I
Richard and the Linarol Consort with Matthew Pochin at St Martin’s in the Cornmarket, Worcester 29th April

Thursday, 19th April: 7.30pm

St Michael’s Church, Discoed, Presteigne, LD8 2NW

A blue sky in Wales for our concert at St Michael’s April 19th
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