The Oriana Consort is a small chorale based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Our spring 2014 program, Choral Reflections, includes madrigals of Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Weelkes, Morley, and Bennet; part songs of Pearsall and Elgar; and the East Coast première of Abbie Betinis’ “The Waking”. The concluding work is “The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore: A Madrigal Fable” -- Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1956 sendup of hypocrisy, sham, and social conformity.
The group's repertoire is eclectic, ranging from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, and often the twenty-first. Music of the Baroque era, accompanied by instrumentalists from greater Boston's extraordinary early music community, forms a significant part of each program.
The Consort presents winter and spring programs each season in Cambridge, Boston's Back Bay, and various Boston Suburbs.