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Founded in 1997 as an a cappella ensemble of male voices, THE CONCORD ENSEMBLE has received numerous accolades, including the Grand Prize in the First Early Music America/Dorian Recording Competition, and in the Competition in Performance of Hispano American Music. The Ensemble's debut recording, The Victory of Santiago: Voices of Renaissance Spain, earned them the prized "5-Star" distinction in Goldberg Magazine.

Since making Los Angeles their home base in 2003, the Concord Ensemble has gone co-ed, allowing the group to explore and present the broadest possible spectrum of superlative mixed- and equal-voiced musical literature from the Medieval period to the present day.

The Concord Ensemble has toured extensively through the United States and in Europe. Their work has been broadcast nationally on NPR. Most recently the ensemble toured the northeastern United States, anchored by a residency at Syracuse University, a series of master classes and performances at Vassar University, and a return engagement at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. for a program featuring the music of Thomas Morley and Luca Marenzio. The Concord Ensemble also reprised its collaboration with Musica Angelica and presented Dido and Aeneas as part of the gala celebrations surrounding the reopening of the Getty Villa in Malibu, California, and performed new transcriptions of two unpublished oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi with the Southern California-based women's trio Voxfire. Most recently, the ensemble collaborated with the Pennington Dance Group in a program titled "The Goodman Dances," featuring songs of German expatriate Alexander Zemlinsky.

Highlights for the 2007/08 season include a return to the Bloomington Early Music Festival, a project of music by Orlando di Lasso with Piffaro, and concerts with Musica Angelica featuring salon music of the American forefathers.

The Concord Ensemble has recorded two CDs available commercially through Sonoluminus.com and at the Ensemble's website; both recordings were made under the Dorian label.

The Concord Ensemble

Mischa Bouvier, baritone

Daniel Carberg, tenor

Daniel Cole, bass

Pablo CorĂ¡, hautecontre

Paul Flight, countertenor

Scott Graff, bass-baritone

N. Lincoln Hanks, tenor

Jay White, countertenor

12/06

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