Music. Summer Concert Series opener to feature early music ensemble

| 23 May 2023 | 05:07

Concordian Dawn, a noted New York-based early music ensemble, will perform a variety of French songs and music at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford on Saturday, June 17. This is the first concert in the 2023 Kindred Spirits Arts Program (KSAP) 2023 Summer Concert Series and will be held under an open-air canopy at the site’s pool pavilion beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The five-person group will present “Fortuna Antiqua et Ultra” based on its 2021 album that includes medieval songs whose texts depict struggle, coping, and resilience during life’s trying times viewed through a medieval lens. Concordian Dawn specializes in 12th- through 14th-century vocal repertoire, drawing on primary source material and focusing on socio-philosophical similarities between texts from centuries ago and modern thinking.

“I’m excited we’re beginning our 2023 Summer Concert Series with Concordian Dawn. They produce a musical experience accessible to contemporary audiences, relating the human condition of the past to the familiar experiences of the present,” KSAP founder and artistic director Yosef Feigelson said.

Founded in 2012, the ensemble performs regularly on the east coast, and has performed annually with Gotham Early Music Scene, NYC. Concordian Dawn was featured at the 2018 University of Pennsylvania Gothic Arts Interdisciplinary Symposium and the Music in the Pavilion concert series. Christopher Preston Thompson, artistic director, sings tenor parts and plays the medieval harp. Amber Evans sings soprano, Clifton Massey sings countertenor, Thomas McCargar sings baritone and Niccolo Seligmann plays the vielle, a medieval-period violin.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance via the Kindred Spirits Arts Programs website at or at the door. Space is limited, so please buy tickets early.

KSAP is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers that brings performing artists to Northeast Pennsylvania. KSAP also arranges educational enrichment programs for area students. For more information about supporting KSAP, log onto, email, or call 570-390-8699.