Medieval and Renaissance Vocal Ensemble


 

About Us

Court and Country is an a cappella vocal ensemble with a focus on bringing a variety of medieval and renaissance choral music to popular audiences who might not normally hear it. We've also added a few special contemporary projects to honor our more eclectic fans. 

We perform Medieval and Renaissance choral pieces written in or before the early 1600s, including works by some of the most prominent sacred & secular choral composers of those eras. Our music is performed in multiple languages (English, Italian, Latin, French, Spanish & German--plus some other languages for those special projects like Esperanto and Klingon) and features such themes as hunting and drinking; glory, pride and caution; secular life and sacred worship; and, of course, love and courtship.

The Court & Country name stands for all the levels of society whose lives are represented in our music, from royalty and clergy, to ordinary farmers and workers.

The group has been singing historical choral music for over 10 years, since spring of 2009. Since then we have expanded our membership and our repertoire, and performed at a number of events in the greater Chicago area and in other states as well. We are based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. We have grown from three members at our first performance to our current roster of 11 active members.

Upcoming Performances

Upcoming Winter Season Performances:

RavenStone Castle: Saturday, December 14, 2019
4504 Illinois Route 23, Harvard, IL
2:00 pm in the parlor in conjunction with the Christmas Arts & Crafts Faire
http://www.ravenstonecastle.com/events.html
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/448066432787351/
FREE event

10th Anniversary Concert: Friday, December 20, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St, River Forest, IL
7:00 pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/559153501317287/
DONATION suggested of $10-$15 but please come even if you can't afford to donate!

Twelfth Night and Tournament of the Arts: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 700/750 National Pkwy, Schaumburg IL
Court & Country concert time being determined; event starts at 9:00 am and ends at 10:00 pm
Event Page: http://ayreton.midrealm.org/events/TwelfthNight/TwelfthNight2020.html
PAID ATTENDANCE: $15 entrance fee; guests should try to wear pre-1600 historical clothing. Loaner clothing may be available

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