Thursday, November 4, 2004

Masters Of Early English Song, The Baltimore Consort, To Perform At Washington College, November 20

Chestertown, MD, November 4, 2004 — The Washington College Concert Series—now in its 53rd season—welcomes the Baltimore Consort to the College's Tawes Theatre, Saturday, November 20. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for youth 18 and under. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person in advance or at the box office on performance nights.

Founded in 1980, the Baltimore Consort explores popular and traditional music from the 16th century onward, delighting audiences with songs both earnest and bawdy, folksy and artistic. Honored by Billboard Magazine as Top Classical Crossover Artists, the Baltimore Consort treads the line between folk and art while employing improvisation and arrangement to awaken the spirit of centuries past. The Consort's unique sound is derived from a variety of instruments—the lute, viol, flute, cittern, early guitar, rebec, recorder, crumhorn and bandora—accompanied by the unique singing of Custer La Rue.

The Consort's arrangements of early music from England, Scotland and France speak to the heart as well as to the mind, and their love for the early music of English and Scottish heritage has led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in America, from Appalachia to Nova Scotia.

For ticket information and a 2004-2005 season brochure, call 800-422-1782, ext. 7839. Individual tax-deductible patron memberships begin at $75.00. Contributing patron memberships begin at $150.00, supporting at $250.00 and sustaining at $500.00. All membership packages include two tickets, and all donations over the price of the tickets are tax-deductible.

Season tickets and memberships can be purchased by check or money order through the mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.

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