Ecclesia Consort was founded in 1992 by Pierre Masse to perform the sacred choral music repertoire. Throughout the years Ecclesia has sung music spanning the centuries including Gregorian Chant, renaissance polyphony, classical and baroque works, as well as later music and that of our own time.
Ecclesia sings in the glorious edifices of area churches in which the music is most resonant. Blessed Sacrament Church of Providence, Rhode Island is one such church which not only hosts an excellent Aeolian Skinner pipe organ but some of the finest acoustics of any church in New England. Ecclesia is proud of its heritage there and thanks the community of Mount Pleasant, as well as pastors and music directors of Blessed Sacrament past and present.
Ecclesia is proud to have shared in six seasons with the Newport Music Festival, singing music of various composers with international champions of music. Such programs have included Mozart’s Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore, Le Deluge and Oratorio de Noel of Saint-Saens, Masses of Schubert and part songs of Dvorak as well as the glorious All-Night Vigil and Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom of Rachmaninoff.