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David Hatcher  Asako Morikawa  Timothy Lin  Alison Kinder  Claire Horáček

Inn Stetter Hut out now!

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

with James Gilchrist

To listen click here

If you would like to buy the CD email linarolconsort@gmail.com

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

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News and events

16th Century German Love Songs with James Gilchrist – Spring 2023

Our last planned concert for our launch of ‘Inn Stetter Hut’- 16th Century German Love Songs with James Gilchrist, is coming up in Luton on 24th April.

Monday 24th April, 7.30pm: St Mary’s Church, Luton LU1 3JF

Tickets from Luton Music


Epitaph for a Green Lover: Music from the song books of Marguerite of Austria with Héloïse Bernard

Friday 14th July,19.00 – 21.00: St Mary’s Church in Sastamala, Finland

Tickets and information from https://www.sastamalagregoriana.fi/program



We’ll be performing at this year’s Three Choirs Festival Gloucester 2023 with Héloïse Bernard and James Gilchrist:

Saturday 29 July, 11.30am: Holy Trinity Church, Longlevens

More information and tickets from 3 Choirs Festival

The Linarol Consort of Viols tell the story of a truly dramatic event: a shipwreck that led to a chance meeting between Henry VII of England and Philip the Handsome of Burgundy. They are joined by celebrated tenor James Gilchrist and soprano Héloïse Bernard to perform a programme following the story of the adventure and including music by three composers who were on the voyage with Philip (Pierre de la Rue, Marbrianus de Orto and Johannes de Stokem) as well as Josquin des Prez and Henry VIII.


Inn Stetter Hut out now!

To listen click here

Inn Stetter Hut

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

with James Gilchrist

If you would like to buy the new CD please email linarolconsort@gmail.com.


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

Both CDs are published by the Inventa label of Resonus. 


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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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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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