The Marion Consort Brings Medieval Music to Milwaukee
The early 13th century was a time when Western music was beginning to experiment with harmony singing and with pieces heard outside the context of a church mass. And its in this period that we find the repertoire for a concert coming to Milwaukee this weekend.
The Milwaukee and Chicago-based Marion Consort will present a series of medieval choral works this Sunday, October 16 at Christ Church on East Oklahoma Avenue. Singers Melissa Curtis, Molly Pufall-Brown and Amy Bearden came to the Lake Effect studio to perform and talk about the concert.
Pufall-Brown is a mezzo-soprano, who says the group only chooses to work on music they all enjoy. "If we don't like this music or like singing it, you can't expect your audience to like it. Most often, they're not going to know as much as you do about the type of music you're singing, cause' it's not as commonly performed nowadays," she says.
"I can think of times where I've sat in concerts and you can really tell if the people on stage really love what they're doing, of if they're just kind of going through the motions," Pufall-Brown adds.