The Catacoustic Consort presents a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Renaissance chamber music to Baroque opera, with the intent of recreating the sound of the music when it was originally performed. The music is performed on period instruments such as the viola da gamba, theorbo, organ, harpsichord, Baroque guitar and lute. In addition to a historically informed approach to performing music, Catacoustic is dedicated to approaching music with an understanding of the life and times of when it was originally played, including an informed humanities presentation to accompany its programs. Some of the composers of early music include J.S. Bach, William Byrd, Giulio Caccini and Boismortier.
Grand prize winner of the Early Music America Live Recording competition in 2003, Catacoustic released a CD on the Naxos label of their award-winning Italian Dramatic Laments program internationally in January 2006. A result of winning this national competition, Artistic Director Annalisa Pappano was also featured on the cover of Early Music America magazine.
Based in historic Clifton (Cincinnati), Ohio, the Catacoustic Consort serves the tri-state area.