The Queens Consort is a professional early music instrument ensemble in New York City. While they perform in the borough of Manhattan, they consider themselves the first period instrument ensemble based in Queens. The group plays on period instruments and in baroque style. While The Queens Consort performs a wide variety of repertoire spanning many countries and time periods, they have a particular fondness for music of the Venetian baroque.
The Queens Consort's inaugural concerts were held in October of 2015 at both the Third Street Music School in Manhattan and in Jackson Heights, Queens, at St. Mark's Church, a beautiful parish with a keen interest in early music. A Yuletide concert followed in Jackson Heights in December of 2015. Their first operating season concluded with two concerts in April of 2016, both in Manhattan and Queens. The Queens Consort will return to The Third Street Music School in Manhattan for their second season opening concert on Friday, November 18, 2016.
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