The Catacoustic Consort 2016-2017 Season!


catacoustic_01With His Air of Angels:

Purcell Fantasies for Viola da Gamba Consort

Saturday, September 17 @ 7:30 pm — Church of the Advent, 2366 Kemper Lane, Cincinnati (Walnut Hills), OH 45206

Experience the heavenly Purcell viol fantasies, considered the most beautiful English music ever composed. A collaborative concert with WildCat Viols.
This program will later be recorded for a CD. 

catacoustic_02In Song Lay My Desire:

Italian Song with Melissa Harvey & Meg Bragle

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 3:00pm — Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY  41011

Catacoustic was formed 15 years ago with the express purpose of exploring the richness of Italian monody at the dawn of a new art form: opera. The rich musical textures, similar to a painting of Caravaggio, will engage and delight your senses.

catacoustic_03Noël, Noël:

A French Candlelight Christmas

Saturday December 3, 2016 @ 7:30pm St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati (Terrace Park) OH  45174

Usher in the magic of the Christmas season with Catacoustic and music from Baroque-era France for flutes, viols, voice, and more!


catacoustic_04Catacoustic Presents:

The Baroque Cello

Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 3:00pm Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202

Internationally famous Jaap ter Linden is perhaps the GREATEST Baroque cellist of our time. He will treat us to a virtuoso sampling of music for this soulful instrument.

catacoustic_05The Catacoustic Orchestra:

Playing Music by Telemann and Bach

Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 8:00pm — University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Werner Recital Hall, West Corry Street and Jefferson Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45221

Music from the high Baroque by Bach and Telemann for viol and orchestra, featuring the new Catacoustic Baroque orchestra!

Save the Date: Cincinnati’s Fifth AnnualFestivalLogo_pinkEarly Music Festival – February 2017

Save your entire MONTH for an amazing showcase of musicians from our region performing music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Performances large and small highlight the vast range of musical styles from 1000 years of early written music. Period instruments, unexpected venues, and exciting collaborations are the order of the day.

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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 Scholarship used for instruments, training, or early music education.  Scholarship recipients have included performers on triple harp, viola da gamba, recorder, and natural horn.


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