Medieval Illuminations

With Orlando Consort

January 06 – 07, 2017
Washington National Cathedral

In the Gothic splendor of Washington National Cathedral, London’s famed Orlando Consort joins Folger Consort in a concert of English medieval music drawn from the extraordinary 15th-century Old Hall Manuscript. Hear sublime sacred vocal works in a perfect setting along with dances and country tunes. With guest instrumentalist Mary Springfels (strings) and Daniel Meyers (winds) and the Orlando Consort.

"The sheer skill of the Orlando Consort leaves one speechless: everything is immaculately tuned, balanced and phrased; absolutely nothing seems to impede the flow of the music." —Gramophone Magazine 


Special Performances

Pre-performance Discussion: Medieval Illuminations
Friday January 6, 6:30pm
Robert Aubry Davis, seen on WETA’s Around Town and Millennium of Music and heard on XM Radio’s opera and classical vocal music channel, leads a lively pre-concert discussion with the performers.
Free with purchase of a ticket to the evening's performance.



Read through the Medieval Illuminations Playbill.