This video content is Copyright © 2008/ 2009 the Chicago Early music Consort and appears here on the GambaCast by permission. Acclaimed for its “imaginative” programming and “delicate, flawlessly-performed music”, the Chicago Early Music Consort recreates the rich and diverse sounds of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque chamber repertoire in an historically-informed manner. Founded by its Artistic Director, Gary Berkenstock, the ensemble consists of Stephanie Sheffield, soprano; Gary Berkenstock, recorder and other early wind instruments; Joel Spears, lute, theorbo and harp; and Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba and vielle. The Consort appears throughout the Midwest and has performed live on Chicago’s premiere fine arts station, 98.7WFMT. Programs are built around interesting historical and social themes to which modern audiences can easily relate. For more information, visit www.ChicagoEarlyMusicConsort.org. ‘Viols in Our Schools’ and the GambaCast is Copyright © 2008/ 2009 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.