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About Folger Consort

Folger Consort is the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Founding artistic directors Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall, who established the ensemble in 1977, create programs that offer opportunities to discover and enjoy music from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

Whether in the Folger’s Elizabethan-styled theater, or in the grand space of Washington National Cathedral, Folger Consort and its internationally noted guest artists present historically informed, exquisitely performed concerts of early music.

Folger Consort strives to deepen audiences’ understanding and appreciation of early music through seminars, discussions, recordings, radio broadcasts, and unique collaborations with other programs of the Folger Shakespeare Library and outside partners.

Folger Consort performs with the finest early music specialists and has received five awards for Best Classical Chamber Ensemble from the Washington Area Music Awards.

For more information about Folger Consort and its past seasons, please visit Folgerpedia.