We take our name from a line of George Herbert's poem, Easter.

Technically this kind of ensemble is known as a ‘broken consort’, in that we usually play in combinations of different instruments and voices, rather than several of the same kind. Writing for this combination in the mid-seventeenth century, Matthew Locke appealingly named his sets of pieces ‘Consorts for Several Friends‘: many years later, we aim to tap into this warmly appealing concept of music-making in our performances! 


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