Newberry Consort’s Ellen Hargis 11 a.m. Friday on Classical 101

Above: Newberry Consort Director Ellen Hargis says there’s much more to early music than notes on a page – and that’s why she loves it.

It’s a calling if ever there were one – running an ensemble to perform music from hundreds (and hundreds) of years ago, composed in far away places and in times that bear little resemblance to our own.

Yet early music performance thrives today, thanks to the contributions of musicians like soprano and Newberry Consort Director Ellen Hargis. Her extensive repertory encompasses art song, sacred choral music, roles in early operas and oratorios – and beyond. Hargis has collaborated with many of the world’s foremost early music specialists and performed at the world’s most prestigious early music festivals and venues.

Join me Friday at 11 am when Hargis joins me for a live interview on Classical 101. We’ll talk about her decades of work in secular and sacred early music, and we’ll get a preview of the ethereal-sounding music of The Newberry Consort’s Celestial Sirens program, music from the Baroque convents of Italy and Mexico, which the consort will perform Friday evening at Columbus’ St. Joseph Cathedral.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a live interview with a leader of the global early music scene at 11 a.m. Friday on Classical 101!

Hargis and The Newberry Consort will perform their program Celestial Sirens, music from the Baroque convents of Italy and Mexico, Friday, March 22, 8 pm, at St. Joseph Cathedral, downtown Columbus on the Early Music in Columbus series.