The Catacoustic Consort 2017-2018 Season!


Trio Pardessus

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Church of the Advent, 2366 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati (Walnut Hills), OH 45206

 Trio Pardessus (Tina Chancey, Annalisa Pappano, and Joanna Blendulf) celebrate this small but mighty Baroque string instrument, and the women who played it. The concert will feature music by Boismortier, L’Abbé le fils, and others, played on a collection of antique pardessus.

Ahi, Sospiri

Beautiful Sighs with Melissa Harvey & Virginia Warnken

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @7:30pm
Church of the Advent, 2366 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati (Walnut Hills), OH 45206

 Catacoustic will present gorgeous Italian love songs performed by soprano Melissa Harvey, Grammy-award winning mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken, theorbo, lirone, and Baroque harp. This program will be recorded later for a CD.

Ein feste Burg:

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
First Lutheran Church, 1208 Race Street, Cincinnati, (OTR) OH 45202

 Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with Renaissance music that inspired Martin Luther, performed by a consort of viols and voice.


Theorbo Inaugural Concert

Celebrating the arrival of the new Catacoustic theorbo!

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 7:30pm,
North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati (Northside), OH 45223

 The theorbo, hand-crafted in London for Catacoustic, has finally reached our shores, thanks to your kind contributions! This program will feature solo music for theorbo with our favorite players of this magnificent instrument!


The beautiful viols of 18th-century Germany

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1528 Race Street, Cincinnati, (OTR) OH 45202

 Asheville Baroque and Catacoustic present this concert of virtuoso viola da gamba duos with harpsichord from 18th -century Germany.

The Sisters of New France: 

Music from Colonial Louisiana

Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. 4th Street, Cincinnati, (Downtown) OH 45202

The Ursuline sisters of New Orleans have an unmatched legacy in the education of girls. Less well known are their contributions to music. Join Catacoustic as we breathe life back into vanished music that foreshadowed the powerful originality of the musical heritage of this most original city.


Collaboration with Cincinnati Opera

June 21, 23, 26, 28, July 1
School for the Creative & Performing Arts, 108 W Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, (OTR) OH 45202

We are thrilled to join with Cincinnati Opera for their second Baroque opera performance of this beautiful dramatic opera by Claudio Monteverdi. Catacoustic will provide the continuo section to accompany the talented singers of Cincinnati Opera.


Catacoustic musicians use period instruments, such as the viola da gamba, theorbo, triple harp, and harpsichord.

Catacoustic performs amazing music as it was heard 4oo years ago.

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You’ll Love Our Music

The Catacoustic Consort presents a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Renaissance chamber music to Baroque opera. The finest in Cincinnati chamber music, featuring performances on period instruments and internationally acclaimed guest artists at every concert!


Instruments You’ve Never Seen

Early instruments used in performance include the bass, tenor, and treble viola da gamba, lirone, pardessus de viole, Renaissance cittern, bandora, Baroque flute, lute, theorbo, cornetto, Baroque harp, chamber organ, and harpsichord, among others.

We Teach & Give Back

Catacoustic offers early music workshops and classes, and sponsors an annual Early Music Grant used for instruments, training, or early music education.  Grant recipients have included performers on triple harp, viola da gamba, recorder, and natural horn.


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