Josquin 500 Festival

We have been very busy over the last couple of months working on a project to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin des Prez. At the end of March we were thrilled to hear that we had been successful in being awarded a grant by the new Continuo Foundation to help put [...]

Filming Ancor che col partire

At the end of our busy day posing with Mr P we went to RGS Worcester where Michael Hamilton captured us playing Cipriano de Rore’s classic madrigal, Ancor che col partire. Mr P came with us and took a selection of action shots. Please have a look at the video either on Mike's Vimeo page or on YouTube   [...]

Photos with Mr P on a cold February day

It's hard to believe how cold it was on that day in February when Mr Anthony Pearson, aka Dank Spangle  did our first Linarol Consort photoshoot.  Wrapped in coats, scarves, hats and gloves we posed on Worcester Racecourse. Mr P dared us not to move for his signature stereographic shots by his favourite tree. For more [...]

The Linarol Consort of Renaissance Viols

Welcome to our first blog post. We are the Linarol Consort of Viols.     The Consort takes its name from the maker of the original viol on which the instruments they play are modelled: all are copies of The Francesco Linarol tenor viol (c 1540) the only surviving viol by the Venetian maker Francesco Linarol, [...]