Weekend Concert Series

The Orlando Consort

Listening to Pictures: Art and Music in the Early Renaissance

Sunday, November 20, 2022
1:30 pm
Calderwood Hall


Guillaume Dufay Nuper rosarum flores (1436)
John Dunstaple Regina coeli a3 (early 15th century)
Antoine Brumel Missa de Beata Virgine: Gloria (ante 1516)
Loyset Compère Magnificat (c. 1475)
Heinrich Isaac Ne piu bella di queste (Trionfo delle dèe) (c. 1490)
Philippe Verdelot La bella man mi porse (ante 1533)
Adrian Willaert Dulces exuviae (Dido’s Lament) (ante 1545)
Josquin Desprez O bone et dulcis Domine Jesus (ante 1504)
Jean Richafort Quem dicunt homines (ante 1532)

England’s superb vocal quartet leads a musical journey through masterpieces of Italian Renaissance painting, illuminating works by Fabriano, Crivelli, della Robbia, as well as the Gardner Museum’s own Fra Angelico, The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin.

  • Matthew Venner, Countertenor
  • Mark Dobell, Tenor
  • Angus Smith, Tenor
  • Donald Greig, Baritone

The project advisor is Tim Shephard, Professor in Musicology, University of Sheffield (UK).

We are honored to be one of performance venues selected for group's final season; they have performed together for 35 years and we wish them the best.


Ticket Information

Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level. Seating opens 45 minutes before the concert begins.


Adults $45, seniors $40, members $35, students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).


Adults $40, seniors $35, members $30,students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).

To request accessible or wheelchair seating, please call the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

Covid-19 Policy

The Gardner maintains its mask requirement for free and ticketed events in Calderwood Hall. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose while in Calderwood Hall. Please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156 for further information.


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Music at the Gardner is supported by Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund. Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: The Coogan Concert in memory of Peter Weston Coogan; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; David Scudder in memory of his wife, Marie Louise Scudder; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.