Trailer for Baisiez moy: chansons and instrumental music by Josquin and looking forward to ‘Inviolata’ with Jacob Heringman

live concert premiered 28th August 2021 available until 31st October

Friday 27th August 2021 was the day we celebrated the 500th anniversary of Josquin’s death by launching the online events to our festival. Our ‘Pie memorie’ concert with the Binchois Consort kicked off the weekend and was followed on the Saturday by an intimate concert of chansons and instrumental music with Héloïse Bernard, trailer above.

We are looking forward to the next concert, Inviolata with Jacob Heringman in Leominster Priory on Thursday 16th September at 7pm. To book tickets visit our Ticketsource page here . It will be available online from 28th September.

All 4 concerts in our series commemorating Josquin, will be available to watch until 31st October 2021 – a festival pass is available here:

Commemorating 27th August 1521 – Josquin 500 weekend

Trailer for Pie memorie concert with the Binchois Consort

This Friday, 27th August at 6.45pm, we launch the online concert series in our Josquin 500 festival with ‘Pie Memorie’ our Valediction to Josquin in Voices and Viols. In this tribute to the dead composer we imagine Josquin’s friends, colleagues and admirers coming together to pay their funeral respects with viols and voices, perhaps in a canon’s house in his church of Condé sur Escaut, in songs and motets of lamentation and – finally – with Richafort’s profoundly moving Requiem, speeding his soul on to its salvation.

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Josquin died on 27th August 1521 in Condé-sur-l’Escaut and left an endowment for the performance of his late motet, Pater noster at all general processions in the town when they passed in front of his house, stopping to place a wafer on the marketplace altar to the Holy Virgin. Pater noster may have been his last work. Our concert with the Binchois Consort features this wonderful piece of music at the end of the first half.

Notre-Dame Condé-sur-l’Escaut

To view the complete concert programmme visit the link here:

Binchois Consort and Linarol Consort in Leominster Priory 20th August 2021

Our Josquin weekend festivities continue with the online premiere of our concert of Josquin’s secular music with Héloïse Bernard on Saturday at 8pm. Please click on the button below if you would like to buy a festival pass which will give you access to all 4 concerts in our series. All our concerts will be available to watch until 31st October 2021. What is a Festival Pass?

Concert poster 14th August

Baisiez moy programme: Linarol Consort with Héloïse Bernard

Héloïse Bernard and the Linarol Consort of Viols

In preparation for our concert on Saturday 14th in Folkestone, and online from 28th August, we have created a webpage for the programme. To view it click here.

For a printable PDF in booklet form please visit dropbox link here

Though we are a bit biased it really is a most fantastic collection of pieces! We can’t wait to rehearse and perform them with Héloïse Bernard over the next few days.

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If you are unable to be in Folkestone on 14th August and would like to see the concert then please click here for online festival tickets .

Josquin 500 logo

All the Josquin 500 Festival concerts are in large airy churches and we expect the audience will want to wear face coverings when mingling at the concerts.

concert poster

Josquin 500 festival trailer & Baisiez moy concert

Please have a look at our short festival trailer. It gives you a tempting glimpse at the wonderful music that we will be presenting this summer.

Tickets are on sale now for all events: live and online. The link to the secure Ticket Source website is here

Poster for the live UK concerts
Héloïse at Sophie’s Barn

We had a few glorious days rehearsing with Héloïse Bernard in Chacombe, Oxfordshire at Sophie’s Barn . Thank you to Cherry and Stephen Large for making us so welcome in their lovely home.

The programme Baisiez Moy, is a stunning selection of fabulous music. We can’t wait to perform it in Folkestone on 14th August and hope that you can join us. The concert is at 5pm in order to give people time to get the train home and enjoy a day by the seaside!

If you can’t get to Folkestone that day then the concert will be available to watch online from Saturday 28th August until October 31st. Ticket link is here . The concert is in collaboration with Folkestone Early Music.

St Mary & Eanswythe, Folkestone

All the Josquin 500 Festival concerts are in large airy churches and we expect the audience will want to wear face coverings when mingling at the concerts.

All events in our Josquin 500 Festival can be found here. Please share this blog with music loving friends. Thank you!

With generous support from:

Border Marches Early Music Forum & Linda Hill

Our first Josquin 500 Festival post!

Welcome to our first post about the Linarol Consort‘s Josquin 500 Festival. Last year we had the idea to put on a musical celebration of the great Josquin des Prez – Master of the Notes, in 2021 what with it being 500 years since his death on 27th August. The dark days of January and February were spent applying to the Continuo Foundation for a grant to make it possible, and in March we were excited to hear we had been successful.

Josquin des Prez portrait print

Over the last couple of months we have been busy organising concerts, workshops and talks, alongside creating a dedicated Josquin 500 website to help navigate events and ticket sales. We hope the website is clear and it is easy to find your way around. Please contact us at if you need any help or you have useful suggestions!

Linarol Consort Josquin 500 Festival lineup photograph
Featured musicians in the Josquin 500 Festival

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