Worth the Drive!
Members of Larksong a cappella singers drove 2 hours from Baltimore to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire last weekend just to catch the Bloom Consort perform. Some of us have been following the Bloom Consort for nearly two decades, and have always been impressed with their interesting repertoire as well as their fine musicianship. Bloom Consort’s performances are authentic, as they might have been heard in Shakespeare’s time. They tell stories through their singing!
It's worth getting up early to hear the Bloom Consort as I did on a lovely spring Sunday. They were performing a Latin Mass by Senfl at Bewick's First Presbyterian Church as part of the service. Keeping this composer's music alive in a most tuneful and heartfelt way!
Transported to another time.
Spend a few minutes listening to the Bloom Consort, and you'll understand why this music has been enjoyed for centuries! In some songs, the consort's delicate harmonies are like musical filagree. The singers deliver others with the humor a good barroom ballad deserves. And while their historic pieces never fail to transport me to another time, their madrigal rendition of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" is not to be missed!
The Bloom Consort repertoire includes Madrigals, Motets, Lute Songs and Chansons in English, Latin, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The mood ranges from serious to silly, with an occasional surprise.
The Bloom Consort provides entertainment for a wide variety of functions including Renaissance Banquets, Faires, Weddings, Parties, Community Events and Sacred Services.
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Since 1987 the Bloom Consort has been performing music of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
Something is afoot at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
The Consort has participated in events such as the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Maryland Renaissance Festival, Kutztown Renaissance Faire, First Night in York, and concerts at the Philadelphia Art Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Victoria Palace, and The Rockwell Center.