SBC News

Time's Running Out for Tickets to Baltimore Consort Performance
September 25, 2006

The Baltimore Consort will perform this season's first Babcock Season event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Memorial Chapel, and tickets are still available.

Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare's time, the Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and art song and dance. Their lively performances have delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic using a variety of instruments, including lute, viol, flute, cittern, early guitar, recorder and crumhorn. Tuesday night's concert will feature the vocals of internationally acclaimed countertenor José Lemos.

A free lecture and demonstration on early music and the instruments used by the Consort members will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in Babcock Room 127. All are welcome. A reception also will be held in Pannell Gallery after Tuesday's performance, offering concert goers the opportunity to meet the musicians.

Seating for the concert is limited and tickets are required for the event. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for non-SBC students, and free for children younger than 12. Admission also is free for SBC students, faculty, staff and alumnae, who may pick up their tickets in Prothro's atrium between noon and 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

Tickets also may be reserved by e-mail at, or by calling 381-6120.