The Cardinal Consort of Viols was formed in 2007 to explore and perform the vast treasury of 16th-‐ and 17th-‐century music for viol consort. This past season has been a busy one for the consort - in addition to its own annual Thanksgiving Eve concert with special guest soprano Dawn Bailey, its return appearance on Holy Trinity’s Music Mondays, the Toronto Early Music Centre’s Fair and its debut for the Associates of the Toronto Symphony, the consort is returning to TEMC’s Musically Speaking on June 16th, performing some of Locke’s exquisite Consorts in Fower Parts.
Our live performance of Holborne’s In Peascod Time
Recently the Cardinal Consort and Friends (Phillip Serna and Leslie Nero) participated in the 50th annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. While there we had the privilege of being the consort of choice for National Public Radio’s Jeff Lunden and his adventures into playing the viol. Have a listen!
Members of the Cardinal Consort of Viols
Sheila Smyth, Treble Viol
Linda Deshman, Treble, Tenor & Bass Viols
Sara Blake, Treble, Alto, Tenor & Bass Viols
Valerie Sylvester, Bass Viol