The Orlando Consort performs 15th-century music largely drawn from the "Laborde Chansonnier," a manuscript treasure held at the Library of Congress. This concert was part of the 2017 Founder's Day celebration in honor of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge.
The End of an Era
The Orlando Consort will be 35 years old next year and, coincidentally, will have completed its eleven-disc recording project of Machaut’s chansons and motets. The timing is propitious and we, which is to say the four current members of the group – Matt, Mark, Angus and Don – have decided that it’s an appropriate time to dissolve the group.
There is much to be said about the ride that we have enjoyed and its many highlights, some of which are documented here on the website; and there’s plenty of time for further comment given that our last concert will not be for another 12 months during which time we will be as busy as ever. Because of that, and with a slight catch in the throat, we wanted to let you know, our followers and supporters, as soon as possible.