Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 10.23.51 copyDavid Hatcher  Asako Morikawa  En-Ming 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  En-Ming 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

Barber Institute of Fine Arts lunchtime concert: 1pm Friday 4th February. Free entry

The Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, Birmingham University.

The Linarol Consort celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin des Prez with a programme of chansons and instrumental music performed on viols of the early 16th century with soprano Héloïse Bernard.

Hawkwood: centre for future thinking

We are delighted to be spending the last week of January at Hawkwood College as artists in residence. We are excited that Héloïse Bernard and Evelyn Tubb will join us for an intense period of creative development.

The residency is supported by Hawkwood College and The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust

Hawkwood College, Stroud

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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