specialises in the performance of music from the middle ages and the sixteenth century. The members of the group met in 1996
whilst studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Carefully researched programmes of music from France, England,
Spain and Italy are presented in an original and accessible way and have received much acclaim.
The Latin name Concanentes is taken from a Spanish dance song from the Llibre Vermell
dated 1399. The word comes from the
verb canere: to sing, play, intone or prophesy. Concanentes means 'those who sing and play together'. The group is made up
of soprano voice and instrumentalists playing fiddle, recorder, viol, harp, lute (and other plucked strings such as guitar,
gittern, oud and saz), symphony and percussion.