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

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

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Continuo Foundation to support a series of concerts with soprano Héloïse Bernard; Epitaph for a Green Lover.

Concert dates:

Thursday May 5th at 6pm: Sophie’s Barn,17 Silver Street, Chacombe, Banbury OX17 2JR. Concert in aid of Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund. Seating capacity is very limited. To reserve a place please contact georginadadson@icloud.com

Friday May 6th at 7.30pm: St Michael’s Church, Discoed, Powys LD8 2NW. Tickets from info@earlymusicinthemarches.com

Thursday May 12th at 6pm: Kippilaw House, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland TD6 9HF. Tickets from TicketSource

Saturday May 14th at 7.15pm: Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow, G12 9AR. Tickets from TicketSource

Thursday May 19th at 7.30pm: The Church of St Peter & Paul, North Curry, Somerset, TA3 6LJ . Tickets from TicketSource

Thursday September 22nd: Liverpool Early Music Festival at The Nordic Church, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG

Linarol Consort with Héloïse Bernard by Anthony Pearson

La La Hö Hö: 16th Century Viol Music for the Richest Man in the World

is out now!

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It is published by the Inventa label of Resonus. 

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Josquin 500 Festival

During 2021 we hosted a celebration of the music of Josquin des Prez ‘Master of the notes’.

For more information visit our Josquin 500 Festival website.

Josquin’s autograph scratched in the plaster of the singers’ balcony, Sistine Chapel, Rome

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generously supported the project

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