The Queens Consort is a professional early music instrument ensemble in New York City, currently in their fifth operating season. 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. The Queens Consort performs a wide variety of repertoire spanning many countries and time periods, but 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. Since that time, The Queens Consort has been presenting New York audiences with a wide range of 17thc to 18thc music programs, including adding diverse instrumentation, featuring solo singers, playing North American premieres of 18th century repertoire and providing choral accompaniment.
Their 2019-2020 season will begin with a program of Vivaldi and holiday favorites with the Westchester Choral Society in December. There will be two concerts in spring featuring both German and English programs.
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