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Peter Becker, baritone

Gisèle Becker, soprano

Mark Bleeke, tenor

Tina Chancey, rebec, vielle

Paul Hillier, baritone

Christopher Kendall, lute, mandora, citole

Judith Malafronte, mezzosoprano

Drew Minter, countertenor, baritone

Laurie Monahan, soprano

Scott Reiss, recorders

William Sharp, baritone

Margriet Tindemans, vielle, rebec

The Folger Consort, Jane Pisano, Manager

The Folger Consort, ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, presents music from the twelfth through twentieth centuries, specializing in medieval and Renaissance music, with the aid of a wonderful variety of talented guest artists. Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall are Artistic Directors of the Folger Consort, and with Scott Reiss, they were its founders.

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the home of the largest Shakespeare collection in the world. Established in 1932 by Henry Clay Folger and hiswife Emily Jordan Folger, the Folger Library is an independent research facility. This unique institution is devoted to the advanced study of the Early Modern period with an emphasis in the humanities, as well as toeducational outreach at all levels. The Folger sponsors exhibitions from the collection and many programs in the Elizabethan Theatre that bring there sources of the library to the public. Among these are theatre, fictionand poetry readings, and school and family programs. Membership offers wonderful opportunities to participate in and contribute to the life of this unique Washington institution.

Learn more at or call the membership office at (202) 675-0359 or the box office at (202) 544-7077.



Robert Eisenstein, Project Director
Image: © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

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