Medieval and Renaissance Vocal Ensemble


 

About Us

Court and Country is an a capella vocal ensemble with a focus on bringing a variety of historically researched medieval and renaissance choral music to popular audiences. 

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 special audiences) 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 eight 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 10 active members as well as several new members learning our repertoire.

Upcoming Performances

Our 2017-2018 Winter Season:

RavenStone Castle: December 9, 2017
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

Twelfth Night On the Venetian Rialto: Where East meets West: January 13, 2018
Sponsored by the Canton of Tree-Girt-Sea
At St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 4939 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL
Early evening before court, as part of the group concert
http://treegirtsea.midrealm.org/twelfth-night-2018/

Fusion: January 20, 2018
Sponsored by the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra
At The Community House, 415 West 8th Street, Hinsdale, IL
Starting at 7:30pm
http://www.westsubsymphony.org/events

Capricon 38: February 15-18, 2018
Concert will be on Friday evening, 7:00pm, 2/15/18
At Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL
http://capricon.org/capricon38/departments/filk/

News

Coming Attractions!! 

The group is excitedly making plans for our second CD, to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in 2019. We are exploring possible venues for our anniversary year, to bring our music to new audiences as well as show appreciation to our loyal fans and friends.

The next confirmed places to see us will be:

Dec 2, 1 pm--Christkindlmarket Naperville at the Naper Settlement
http://www.christkindlmarket.com/naperville/

Dec 8, 2 pm--Ravenstone Castle in Harvard, IL
http://www.ravenstonecastle.com/events.html

We are looking at some other events but none are confirmed at this time.

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