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The Evaporation of Grief

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NewConsort Elizabeth van Os 2019 600x420Few works match the heartfelt expressions of love and grief of the déplorations written by the great Franco-Flemish composers upon the deaths of their teachers and friends. For the 500th anniversary of Josquin des Prez's own death, The New Consort explores these remarkable works by Josquin, Mouton, Gombert, Compère, and more, including a newly commissioned déploration from Simon Frisch on texts collected from Josquin's epitaph and other composers' tributes.

Tomás Cruz
Garrett Eucker
Gregório Taniguchi
Brian Mummert
Jonathan Woody

Winners of the American Prize in Chamber Music, The New Consort is a vocal ensemble directed by baritone Brian Mummert. Musical variety is an integral part of the ensemble's identity; by embracing contrasts and drawing diverse works into conversation, The New Consort encourages audiences to forge connections with unfamiliar genres of musical expression.

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1:15 – 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E 29th St, New York City

You can watch the live stream on your computer in any of three places by clicking on the name you wish: our websiteYouTube or Facebook.


Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.