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For nearly forty years, the Baltimore Consort has been performing for enthusiastic audiences in the United States and abroad…

“A serene and beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.”

~The New York Times

“The most interesting American Consort I’ve heard”


“…They brought their lutes and viols to Glasgow, along with bewitching soprano, Custer LaRue...It ought to be offensive that the most exhilarating Scots music performance to turn up on our native soil this year should come from America...They bring to this music researched by them with awesome thoroughness, a mix of jazz and joy, of improvisation and uncanny insight…”

~The Scotsman, Scotland's National Newspaper

“Crossing to the New World" was the name of the program...You'd have to see this group in action to believe what your ears tell you you're hearing...The audience loved every minute.”

~The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC

“Few early music players have more fun making music than the Baltimore six, who through their performances, take the position that echos of renaissance secular music are still to be found in modern folk practice.”

~The New Yorker

“True to form, the rambunctious sextet from Baltimore found material for a Christmas program that was unfamiliar, imbued with the common touch and full of delightful surprises”

~The Washington Post, Washington DC

“…superb musicianship...achieved with the ease, fluidity and flawless skill long taken for granted for string quartets and other "modern" chamber ensembles.”

~Houston Chronicle, Houston TX

“In my book, they just don't come any better than the Baltimore Consort. Not only proficient in their early-music instruments, and not only unsurpassed as musicians, they also possess what so many performers lack, namely a communicated joy in music-making and in sharing it with an audience. This group has been performing for 33 years, and yet the energy and fun with which they played and sang in this Early Music Guild concert was like that of an up-and-coming band just hitting their stride.”

~The Seattle Gay News, Dec. 2012

“The Baltimore Consort is perhaps the best balancing act of period authenticity, instrumental precision and sheer fun in the early music community today.”

~Times-Dispatch, Richmond VA

“It's not hard to understand why the Baltimore Consort has such a large following...they are able to make an instant connection with the audience....The group offers a lively, eclectic mix of early music on instruments that tickle the fancy, intrigue the eye and please the ear. The fact that all six musicians are superbly talented at their art doesn't hurt either.”

~Mobile Press Register, Mobile AL

“The Baltimore Consort gave new life to popular songs and dances of France four centuries ago in "La Rocque 'n' Roll" at Synod Hall..these musicians, with their clever arrangements, project delight and spontaneity in their performances.”

~Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh PA

“One of the best concerts I attended last season was given by the Baltimore Consort: titled 'La Rocque 'n' Roll:Popular Music of Renaissance France,' it was devoted to songs and dances that delighted people 450 years ago, and still give great pleasure…”

~The Washington Post, Washington DC

“The Baltimore Consort is one of the best period instrument ensembles around...distinguished by the absolute joyous mastery of their instruments to the degree that they can improvise at will…”

~Times Union, Albany NY

“To the musicians of the Baltimore Consort, it's an easy jump from the Elizabethan court to the Appalachian countryside. In their entertaining program at the Cleveland Museum of Art ... they balanced scholarly knowledge with the communicative skills of storytelling and the improvisatory techniques of jazz.”

~The Plain Dealer, Cleveland OH

“The Baltimore Consort is continually surprising, even after fifteen years. Each of the concerts this reviewer has heard has been unlike the others…the early-music movement has no more distinguished practitioners than this group.”

~The Times-Express, Bethlehem PA

“steeped in the special style of Elizabethan popular music…”

~Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Virtuosos in everything they play”

~Baltimore Sun

“The barriers between folk music and art music dissolve”

~Toronto Globe and Mail

“An exceptionally gifted sextet of instrumentalists”

~Musical Times (London)