About

Welcome to the Norfolk Chamber Consort

The mission of the Norfolk Chamber Consort is to present to the public performances of chamber music drawn from repertories of the 17th up to the 21st centuries. The emphasis is on works with varied instrumentation and those utilizing the voice as an integral part of the chamber music texture. Emphasis is often placed on lesser known works and neglected masterpieces that are not often performed in Southeastern Virginia. In addition, we occasionally bring in guest composers as well as performers on instruments unique to the Hampton Roads area.

The Norfolk Chamber Consort welcomed music lovers to its 53rd season. Given the continuing challenges of the pandemic, the season was held in a blended format, combining online livestreams and in-person live performances.

It opened in the magnificent sanctuary of Freemason Street Baptist Church on October 11 with a program entitled “All That Bazz,” exploring the connection between the style of Bach and contemporary styles including Jazz.

The season continued on December 13 with our second ever Christmas program, presenting both all-time favorites and novelties.

The distinguished fortepianist Andrew Willis graced the stage on February 6, joined by our local musicians as part of our third program in cooperation with ODU’s Diehn Concert Series.

Finally, the season concluded on April 25 with the program “Time Machine,” showcasing the use of the harpsichord in various styles from Baroque to Contemporary.

As we look forward to our 54th season, we would like to thank all our patrons for their staunch, unwavering support. Whether you join us online or in person, we look forward to seeing you next season!

Andrey Kasparov
Artistic Co-Director
Norfolk Chamber Consort

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Andrey Kasparov
Artistic Co-Director


Oksana Lutsyshyn
Artistic Co-Director

Wayla Chambo
Associate Artistic Director

Officers

Jake Keller
President

Peggy Watkins
Vice President

Jeanne Williams
Treasurer

Donna Bausch
Secretary

Charles Ford

Susan Horton

Mieko Ishibashi

Pam Manning

Brendan Tompkins

Chris Tompkins
Honorary

Dwight Davis
Honorary

Adolphus  Hailstork
Honorary

LISA RELAFORD COSTON SCHOLARSHIP

The Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition is designated for an aspiring singer from the Commonwealth of Virginia to pursue a voice major at a higher education institution.

This scholarship commemorates the great artistic legacy of the late Lisa Relaford Coston, acknowledged as having been one of the finest mezzo-sopranos ever to have graced the stages and concert halls of the Tidewater region.  Born in Petersburg, Virginia, she passed away on January 27, 2010, at the age of 46.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship, please make your check payable to:

NCC – LRC Scholarship
P.O. Box 11031
Norfolk, VA 23517

 

VOICE COMPETITION

The Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition is designated for an aspiring singer from the Commonwealth of Virginia to pursue a voice major at a higher education institution. At the time of the scholarship competition audition, a potential candidate must be, regardless of age, a graduating high school senior accepted to a higher education institution or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior. Students who are homeschooled at the appropriate level are eligible.

The 2018 Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition

The winner and runner-up of this year’s Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship Competition are:

  • Monica Slater (runner-up) and Ricky Goodwyn (winner)

Details on the next competition coming soon.

The Norfolk Chamber Consort gratefully acknowledges Tidewater Classical Guitar for their collaboration in providing streaming services. Find out more about TCG and their upcoming concerts, visit Tidewaterclassicalguitar.org.

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