Community Ensembles

Are you:

  • Looking for a musical ensemble to join in the Southern Oregon area?
  • An organization looking for performers for your event/venue?
  • A fan of Renaissance and Medieval music looking for local performances?

Featured below are Renaissance and Medieval community ensembles that meet, rehearse and perform in the Southern Oregon area. For more information on how to contact or become a member of any of these community ensembles, please contact us: Email: Musica Matrix; Phone: 541 482-9757

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 More Fools Than Wise Ensemble More Fools Than Wise

More Fools Than Wise

Madrigals and Other Early Vocal Forms
Weekly rehearsals
Public performances
$5 per session
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Ensemble Fontegara Renaissance Recorders

Ensemble Fontegara

Ashland’s Renaissance Recorders
No fixed schedule of rehearsals
Ad hoc performances on replicas of period instruments by David Ohanessian
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The Rogue Consort of Viols

The Rogue Consort of Viols

Renaissance Consort Music for Viola da Gamba
No fixed schedule
Public performances
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The Queen’s Noyse A Renaissance Loud Band

The Queen’s Noyse

A Renaissance Loud Band
No fixed schedule
Public performances
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NEW GROUPS

Gothic Voices Medieval Choir

Gothic Voices Medieval Choir

Early European Polyphony
CICONIA DUFAY MACHAUT BUSNOIS BINCHOIS FRYE COMPERE OCKEGHEM LEONIN PEROTIN CORNIYSH
By audition only; paid solos by audition
2 annual concerts, summer & winter
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Gothic Voices has two offshoot groups:

Illuminations Women's Hildegard Choir

Illuminations

Women’s Hildegard von Bingen Choir
Hildegard von Bingen was a genius and an innovator of her time. Her legacy is the enormous body of chant she leaves behind, containing soaring melodies such as had never been heard.

This all female group will explore her repertoire, presenting regular public concerts.
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All And Some
 Men's Medieval Carol Group

All And Some


Men’s Medieval Carol Group
An all male sectional performing in tandem and separately with Gothic Voices.
Monthly rehearsals
Public performances
Free for members of Gothic Voices
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En Masse Reading Early Masses For Fun

En Masse


Reading Early Masses For Fun!
A sight singing group meeting once per month
Suggesting repertoire for GOTHIC VOICES
$5 per session


Coming Attractions

The Ashland City Waites Costumed Renaisssance Band

The Ashland City Waites


Costumed Renaissance Band
Public performances for civic events
Self-supporting

Morris On! The Ashland City Morris Team

Morris On!


The Ashland City Morris Team
A team of dancers well versed in this very English form of dance, dating back to pre-renaissance times.

Public performances at civic and other events.


The Guidonian Hand Monthly Discussion Group

The Guidonian Hand


Monthly Discussion Group
Tackling some of Early Music’s Recent Hot Topics
A two -hour event hosted by Bacon and O’Scannell
Occasional guest speakers
$5 per session
Venue TBA

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