Bliss and Betrayal in the Court of Love: Continuum Consort

continuum-img_3402DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 7, 2009, 7:30pm
EVENT: Bliss and Betrayal in the Court of Love: Continuum Consort
VENUE: Alix Goolden Performance Hall
TICKETS/ADMISSION: $15 adults, $10 students
INFO: 250-642-1901

Bliss and Betrayal in the Court of Love: French and Italian Music before 1750: works by Vivaldi. Montéclair, DuFay, and others.

Continuum Consort (Elizabeth MacIsaac, soprano; Emily Nagelbach, baroque flute; Molly Janz, rebec; Douglas Hensley, plectrum lute, theorbo, viola da mano) presents a programme that explores Love in all its manifestations. The music comes from the courts of Italy and France, spanning the 15th to 18th Centuries.

The Continuum Consort was formed in 1998 by Elizabeth MacIsaac and Douglas Hensley as an outlet for their collective interest in a wide span of art music for voice and plucked string instruments.  In 2007, the Consort expanded with the addition of Emily Nagelbach and most recently with Molly Janz.  Although their repertoire spans a wide range of history from the 17th to 21st centuries, the Consort is also passionate about commissioning and performing new works for this combination of instruments.  To this end, they have received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.  In June 2007, they toured South Korea in recital, performing works by Canadian women composers and members of Delos, a group of Korean women composers.