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Merriweather Consort

Merriweather ConsortMaureen Hynes, Director

The Merriweather Consort is devoted to the performance of Renaissance music on reproductions of early instruments, including recorders, crumhorns, viols and sackbuts. Under the direction of Professor Maureen Hynes, this popular group, attired in period costume, often appears together with the C.W. Post Madrigal Singers.

Students are given the opportunity to refine ensemble skills within the framework of historically informed performances. The Consort performs frequently in the New York City area and it has toured throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Recent tours with the C.W. Post Madrigal Singers and the Long Island University Chamber Singers include Korea in 1998, Italy in 2000, Canada in 2002 and Ireland, Wales and England (2004).