Other Ensembles

The Little Dickens Band (Old-Fashioned Christmas Carols)

The Little Dickens Band (Music From Davy Jones' Locker)

Old Oaks Renaissance Consort (Renaissance and Medieval Music)

Canzonet (Renaissance and Medieval Vocal Music)

Anne Burns's Renaissance Instrument demo

New name; same OLD music!

(The group formerly known as Good Company)

(Renaissance and Medieval Music)

Old Oaks Renaissance Consort, the group formerly known as Good Company, founded in 1978, is Metro Detroit’s longest performing early music ensemble. Old Oaks Renaissance Consort is dedicated to the revival of Renaissance and Medieval music and is well-respected for its attention to detail in performing old music. The musicians are all alumni of the Oakland University Collegium Musicum. The new name for the ensemble is descriptive of the group's mission and heritage.

Old Oaks Renaissance Consort performs Renaissance & Medieval music on reproductions of 14th through 17th century instruments including recorder, flute, shawm, crumhorn, cittern, lute and viola da gamba. Repertoire is taken from music by Thomas Morley, Michael Praetorius, Josquin de Pres, Ludwig Senfl, Henry VIII of England and many others.

The five musicians of Old Oaks Renaissance Consort (Jennifer Burke, Anne Burns, Rob Burns, Harry Davis and Kathleen Nordrum) performed annually at the Detroit Institute of Arts Wassail Feasts and the American Polish Cultural Center's “Biesiada Starokrakowska” (Holiday Feast in Old Krakow). Concert appearances as Good Company included Brunch with Bach at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Downtown (Detroit) Library Noontime Concerts, and the Rochester Hills Public Library Sunday Afternoon Concerts.

Sarah Prusoff LoCascio joined the group in 2015 on viola da gamba. She earned a graduate degree from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Audio excerpts from live program:
My Lord Oxenford's Maske
My Bonny Lass She Smileth