Music from 17th-Century Mexico with the Newberry Consort

December 7, 2018, 12:00 pm

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Directed by David Douglass and early music vocalist Ellen Hargis, the Newberry Consort plumbs the Newberry Library’s vast music collection and assembles a star-studded roster of local and international artists to offer world-class performances of music from the 13th to the 18th centuries…and occasionally beyond. In April 2016, the Consort performed music of Juan de Lienas, a composer who was active in South America during the early to mid-17th century. Although much of his life is a mystery, most scholars place him in Mexico in the employ of the convent connected to the cathedral of Mexico City.

  • Magnificat by Juan de Lienas