Elm city consort
Grant Herreid performs frequently on early reeds, brass, strings and voice with many US early music ensembles. A specialist in early opera, he has played theorbo, lute and baroque guitar with the Chicago Opera Theater, Aspen Music Festival, Portland Opera, and New York City Opera. He is the recipient of Early Music America’s Laurette Goldberg award for excellence in early music outreach and education. He directs the Yale Collegium Musicum, and the Yale Baroque Opera Project, the New York Continuo Collective, and recently played in the Broadway productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III. Grant devotes much of his time to exploring the esoteric unwritten traditions of early music with the ensemble Ex Umbris.
In addition to her work with the Elm City Consort, Priscilla Herreid plays renaissance winds with Piffaro, The Waverly Consort, Hesperus, The Rose Ensemble, The Bishop's Band, The Dark Horse Consort, and The City Musick, and early oboes and recorder with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, The Handel + Haydn Society, The Sebastians, Boston Baroque, and Tempesta di Mare. She appears regularly with Portland Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque, TENET, Venice Baroque, and New York Baroque Inc. Priscilla was part of the onstage band for the 2013-2014 Shakespeare on Broadway productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, starring Mark Rylance. She is a graduate of Temple University and The Juilliard School.
On treble, tenor and bass violas da gamba, and their medieval ancestors, Rosamund Morley has performed with many renowned early music ensembles. as diverse as ARTEK, The Boston Camerata, The Folger Consort, Lionheart, Piffaro and Sequentia, as well as the Elm City Consort. She is a member of the New York based viol consort Parthenia, with whom she enjoys playing contemporary as well as the historical repertoire. She has toured worldwide as a long-standing member of the Waverly Consort and has appeared as soloist at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Les Arts Florissants. Her busy teaching schedule has included numerous national and international workshops, and she is the Music Director of the Viola da Gamba Society of America's annual Conclave.
Michael Rigsby was, with Douglas Kelley, a founding member of the Elm City Consort and currently serves as the group's director. He has performed on vielle, viola da gamba and violone with groups including ARTEK, the Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Baroque Opera Project and the Yale Collegium. Michael is also a physician and is currently the Medical Director of Yale Health. He studied music at North Carolina School of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music. He graduated with honors from Yale Medical School.
Harpsichordist Stephen Gamboa studied harpsichord at UC Berkeley with Charlene Brendler and Davitt Moroney, and at Yale and Stony Brook with Arthus Hass. He is the recipient of the Eisner Prize in the Creative Arts and Menn Memorial prize from Berkeley and was a laureate of the 2012 Westfield Center International Harpsichord Competition. He performs regularly as a soloist and as a member of the duo, Zweikampf. In the New Haven areas he as appeared with the Yale Schola Cantorum, the Yale Baroque Opera Project and the Elm City Consort.
Douglas Kelley has performed on viola da gamba throughout Europe from Amsterdam to Zagreb, and has made numerous tours in Asia including award-winning performances at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (Japan). He has taught at summer courses in Italy and for the German, Austrian and Swiss viola da gamba societies (Viola da gamba-Gesellschaft), and was teaching assistant at the Vienna Musikhochschule. In 2000, he was awarded a career grant by Early Music America. He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, and returns to his alma mater as a member of the Oberlin Consort of Viols.