The early music ensemble Dark Horse Consort is dedicated to unearthing the majestic late Renaissance and early Baroque repertoire for brass instruments. Inspired by the bronze horse statues in Venice’s famed St. Mark’s Basilica, the ensemble brings to new life the glorious sounds of composers such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi, and Heinrich Schütz. Dark Horse often expands to include vocalists and strings to recreate the rapturous kaleidoscope that was the sound of the early 17th-century ensemble.
Dark Horse Consort has been featured on the San Francisco Early Music Series, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Renaissance and Baroque Society (Pittsburgh), and The Academy of Early Music (Ann Arbor), and numerous venues throughout North America, including collaborations with vocal and instrumental groups such as The Toronto Consort, Blue Heron (Boston), The Rose Ensemble (Minneapolis), Piffaro (Philadelphia), TENET (NYC), Spire (Kansas City), Catacoustic Consort (Cincinnati), Bach Society Houston, Bach Collegium San Diego, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran (NYC), Seicento Baroque (Boulder), and the Clarion Music Society (NYC). Upcoming performances include Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers with TENET and the Green Mountain Project in Venice, Italy, and a featured concert on the Chamber Music Northwest series in Portland, Oregon.