July 19, 2010

Cançonièr's new recording, The Black Dragon: Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula, is now avaiable!

Buy online at CD Baby:

CANÇONIÈR: Cançonièr

Other options, such as amazon, iTunes, and Magnatune, will be available soon.

June 29, 2010

Cançonièr's new recording, The Black Dragon: Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula, will be released on July 10th! Featuring 15th-century music from the time of the infamous Vlad the Impaler, whose tyrannical rule of Wallachia (Southern Romania) shocked Europe. Featuring Michel Beheim’s German poem about Vlad’s deeds, French and Italian dance music, German songs, music of the Byzantine court, Balkan folk songs, Turkish music, the Lamentation for the Fall of Constantinople by Guillaume Dufay, and more!

Annette Bauer: recorders, bells, voice, lute, percussion
Phoebe Jevtovic: voice
Shira Kammen: vielle, harp, voice
Tim Rayborn: voice, percussion, citole, lauta, tromba marina, ‘ud, psaltery

We will be appearing at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival on July 23rd, which will be a CD release concert.


November, 2009

Our Black Dragon concert was completely sold out! We (reluctantly) had to turn away people at the door. Reserve your seats now for our next concert on December 16th!

Cançonièr is happy to announce the the group is the recipient of a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, to help with the costs of recording and producing its next CD. More information will be available soon!

March, 2009

Cançonièr is pleased to announce that the group is now the medieval Ensemble-in-Residence at Music Sources in Berkeley, CA.


Music Sources, founded by Laurette Goldberg, is a gathering place for the mind and spirit. Under the artistic direction of Gilbert Martinez, it showcases a collection of antique and replica keyboards from four centuries. Its concert series features distinguished local and international artists. Its library specializes in texts and scores from the 16th to the early 19th centuries.

A non-profit resource institution, a facility, an educational center, and a base for the community (local, regional, national, and international) of professionals and promising students devoted to the historically informed performance of music from the medieval perdiod to the early nineteenth century (1100 to 1850).

Cançonièr will be featured in several performances during the coming 2009-10 concert season, and various members will be offering evening classes at the site on a variety of topics.

More information coming soon!

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