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Members of Byrdsong

Michael Bardossi

Alice Barkan
viol, recorder

Julia Heydon
violin, viol, recorder, voice

Elnora Sears
viol, recorder, flutes

Tom Sears
viol, recorder, harpsichord

About Byrdsong Consort

Pictured left to right: Julia Heydon, Elnora Sears, Alice Barkan, and Tom Sears

Byrdsong Consort, based in Eugene, Oregon, has been performing together for more than fifteen years. The group specializes in instrumental music of the Renaissance and early baroque for string band, and for mixed consorts of strings, recorders, flute, and harpsichord. The ensemble has recently expanded its repertoire to include original arrangements of traditional folk melodies from England, Ireland, and Scotland, as well as some settings of more contemporary pieces. Byrdsong has performed as part of the First Friday concert series at the Eugene Public Library; with the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble; at the Atrium; and with the UUCE Chamber Singers, among other engagements. The members of the group are Michael Bardossi (violin); Alice Barkan (viols and recorder); Julia Heydon (violin, recorder, voice); Elnora Sears (viols, recorders, flute); and Tom Sears (bass viol, recorders, harpsichord).

Pictured left to right: Alice Barkan, Elnora Sears, and Michael Bardossi • (541) 686-5972 • (541) 343-7164