Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare’s time, the Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and art song and dance.
Their interest in early music of English/Scottish heritage has also led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional music preserved in North America.
Recently, they have developed a program of music from Renaissance Spain. Recordings on the Dorian label have earned them recognition as Top Classical-Crossover Artist of the Year (Billboard).
Besides touring in the United States and abroad, they have often performed on such syndicated radio broadcasts as St. Paul Sunday, Performance Today, Harmonia, and the CBC’s OnStage. They have also enjoyed many teaching residencies at schools, as well as at the Madison Early Music Festival and other university engagements. The musicians of the Baltimore Consort bring diverse musical backgrounds together to produce a unique sound.