Dark Horse Consort presents “Ye Old Song and Dance”

June 20, 2019

The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will host early music ensemble Dark Horse Consort with Baroque Music Montana in Kinnison Hall on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

According to their biography, Dark Horse Consort is “dedicated to unearthing the majestic late Renaissance and early Baroque repertoire for brass instruments.”

The performance will feature songs and dances that were popular domestic entertainment in the days before the internet, television and radio. The audience will enjoy favorite 17th century pieces including works by Castello, Cavalli and Praetorius performed on historical cornetto, sackbuts, baroque violin and lute.

Artists include Greg Ingles, sackbut; Eric Schmalz, sackbut; Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto; Carrie Krause, violin; and John Lenti, Theorbo. 

Dark Horse Consort has been featured on the San Francisco Early Music Series, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Renaissance and Baroque Society and The Academy of Early Music, in addition to multiple appearances throughout North America. They have collaborated with vocal and instrumental groups such as The Toronto Consort, Blue Heron Choir, The Rose Ensemble, Piffaro, TENET, Spire, Catacoustic Consort, Bach Society Houston, Bach Collegium San Diego, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran, Seicento Baroque and the Clarion Music Society.

Upcoming performances include Monteverdi Vespers with TENET and the Green Mountain Project in Venice, Italy, as well as a featured concert on the Chamber Music Northwest Series in Portland, Oregon. Dark Horse Consort was named by The New Yorker as a notable classical performance of 2013 for a performance at the MET entitled “The Grand Tour”.

For more information about this and upcoming events at the Whitney Center for the Arts, go to www.whitneyarts.org or call 307-675-0360. The Whitney Center for the Arts is located on the Sheridan College campus at 1 Whitney Way in Sheridan, Wyoming.