Grace
Newcombe

voice, medieval harps and Clavicymbalum

Roots
I grew up in the south of England, near Stonehenge and the cathedral city of Salisbury.

Study
I studied musicology at the University of Oxford. In Basel, I completed two courses of medieval studies at the Schola Cantorum, while also earning my doctorate at the University of Southampton.

Professional
I have a happy mix of performing, vlogging and mediating. I sing and perform music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and in addition to directing local choirs and giving voice lessons, I have taught a course on polyphony from the Tudor and Elizabethan eras at the Schola Cantorum in recent years. I also manage the production of the monthly video blogs for the ReRenaissance concert series.

Why
As a young chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, I fell in love with Renaissance polyphony, and after that I never stopped singing early music.

Elective Affinities
I love watching birds and have had a special fondness for birds of prey since I was a kid. When I’m not on stage, you can find me in the forest with my binoculars. – If you could be a bird of your choice, which one would you be? It may not be very glamorous, but I think the seagull is pretty awesome. What other creatures can control land, air and sea? Besides, I could steal fries and ice cream from unsuspecting tourists on the beach – but seagulls don’t sing very well.

Something else
Before the ReRenaissance concert series began, I had sung and studied almost exclusively medieval music in Basel; Renaissance music had faded into the background for a few years. I still specialize in the Middle Ages, but participating in this concert series puts me back in touch with my love of the Renaissance, where my dreams of early music began all those years ago.


gracenewcombe.com
(but Facebook is more active)

Canti B 2022 February
Happy Birthday, Henry! 2021 June
Nowell, nowell 2020 November
Frölich being 2020 June

2024

April

Ad narragoniam

Music in the ship of fools
Sun 28.04.24 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel

May

Jouissance vous donneray

A picture comes to life
Sun 26.05.24 6.15 pm

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel

September

The Bassanos

Homage to the recorder
Sun 29.09.24

October

Magnum opus musicum 1604

Obituary for Orlando di Lasso
Sun 27.10.24 18:15 Concert

Martinskirche
Basel

November

Du Fay 550

Music for a lifetime
Sun 24.11.24 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche
Historisches Museum Basel

December

Now sing and rejoice

Sing-along Concert
Sun 29.12.24 17:45 Workshop 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche