The ORLANDO CONSORT has made an international reputation in the field of medieval and renaissance vocal music and, though the group's imaginative programming, also embraces jazz, film and world music. The Consort regularly tours throughout the UK, Europe and the USA (including BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh & Lucerne Festivals) and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Harmonia Mundi USA (including 2 Gramophone Awards). The Consort is currently recording a 12-disc Machaut project with Hyperion Records.

Press Quotes

"Simultaneously ravishing and reverential"

Los Angeles Times

"The work of the Consort is equally remarkable for scholarship and imagination working on the past, and the skill and communicative immediacy it brings to the task of performance which lies in the present."

The Boston Globe

"The Orlando singers were models of focused intonation and textural transparency: every line was clearly heard, yet the blend was solid and rich."

New York Times

"The four voices of the Orlando Consort are medieval and Renaissance music's equivalent of a fine string quartet."

The Sunday Times

"No one ever goes away from one of their concerts without a smile of happiness at the artistic and human experience".

San Diego Chronicle

"The artistic merits of the Orlando Consort are legendary, and these four male singers deliver performances of great beauty and expressiveness."

American Record Guide

"One marvels at their trademark exquisite balance and their ability to reveal even the most complex of Machaut's structures with enviable agreement and ensemble."

Early Music Today

"Hauntingly and mellifluously sung by the four voices of the Orlando Consort, this music still sounds as flavoursome as it must have done 650 years ago."

The Daily Telegraph

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What am I listening to?

You are listening to a commemorative motet, ‘Quis dabit capiti meo aquam’, by the composer, Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517). Specifically, you will hear the last of the four sections of this beautiful piece, a lament on the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici in April 1492. It is one track from our latest disk, The Florentine Renaissance, produced by Hyperion records (DA68349), a rich and varied selection of secular and sacred music, an aural collage of the vibrant city of Florence in the early Renaissance.