THE NEW CONSORT is a vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring the roles that musical ritual and community can play in 21st-century lives. We program historical works for voices, then recontextualize them for a modern audience; we commission and highlight significant new works that think deeply about vocal music’s legacy and future; and we knit rituals and stories out of our performances, marrying old and new wisdom about inspiring empathy, community, and awe. We bring the unique emotive power of vocal ensemble music out of its historical place in religious ceremony, using it instead to humanize the marginalized and illuminate thematic connections among creators in many genres of musical expression.