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Magpie Consort collage from Stars of Wonder performances

The Magpie Consort is a mixed-voice choral ensemble based in Columbus, Ohio. We perform a wide variety of repertoire drawn in magpie fashion from many parts of the world and from different musical traditions: medieval chants, sacred and secular Renaissance gems, folk song and world music arrangements, and contemporary compositions. We also enjoy collaborating with instrumentalists, poets, dancers, and others.

The Magpie Consort was founded in 1998. After pausing for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group resumed performances in the fall of 2022.

In October 2023, we took part in a Concert for Ukraine that raised over $25,000 for Frontline Medical Ukraine, an organization improving medical care for wounded Ukrainians.

Our winter 2023 – 24 program was Stars of Wonder, drawing inspiration from stars in a wide range of music and poetic imagery. See our Concerts page for further information.

Our spring 2024 program will be a celebration of 25 years of the Magpie Consort!

To get reminders about all our performances, please join our email list for updates.  We also welcome inquiries from anyone who would like to audition to join the group.