Music Directors:

Patricia O'Scannell
Sue Carney

Core Members:

Sue Carney
Patricia O'Scannell
David Rogers
Ellen Santaniello
Nick Tennant

Guest Artists:

Tina Chancey
Julie Jeffrey
Andrew Maz
Anna Peekstok


Music Director:

Patricia O'Scannell

Mezzo Soprano
Alto Shawm
Capped Reeds

One of the founding members of the Terra Nova Consort, and one of two Artistic Directors of the group, O'Scannell has been creating and directing vibrant and unique early music programs at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1990, when she became music director of the Greenshows after ten years as a performer. During this time she has directed, arranged and composed music for TNC, with two of her programs bringing the group national and international acclaim. The first program "Fauvel, King of Vice", was broadcast nationally on Millenium of Music, the other, "Renaissance en Provence", placed in the (now annual) Dorian/EMA Recording Competition, which ultimately resulted in the group being signed to a contract with Dorian. The recording was named CD of the Year in Regensburg Germany where Terra Nova made its European debut in the Summer of 2000, and is achieving acclaim both in the States and abroad.The ensemble returns from having completed their second CD with the Dorian Group, which will feature Canicionero, Romance and traditional Ghaetta repertoires.

O'Scannell has also appeared as a soloist vocally and on recorder in the Baroque genre for the Northwest Bach Ensmble, The Coos Bay Chamber Orchestra, The Pfaff Consort and the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra. Her work as a vocal coach include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the J.B.O., she has directed the Trinity Episcopal Choir, the Everywoman Choir, and other community choirs.

She teaches on a regular basis at Southern Oregon University through the Senior Ventures, Elderhostel and Shakespeare Studies programs, as well as teaching voice, recorder and gamba privately. In addition to her work in the field of Early Music, Pat has also performed and recorded Irish traditional music for over a decade, and excels on the whistle as well as an interpreter of the sean nos vocal style. She has appeared with Men of Worth, Thomaseen Foley, Molly McKissick, Janet Naylor, Michael Beglan, Christy Deleney and others and is currently recording the second "Celtic Project" with Wing and a Prayer Productions. Venues include the Peter Britt Music Festival, The Seattle Folklife Festival, The Vancouver Folk Festival and many others.

Educational Background: Choral training from 2nd grade upward. Studies with Dr. Ben Herbert on the Organ beginning at age ten. Professional organist from age 15-22. Joined University Collegium Musicum under Dr. Fred Gable while in highschool, completing a Bachelor of Arts at U.C. Riverside in 1979, having attended Masters classes and workshops in perfomance practice with Anthony Rooley and Emma Kirkbye, Rene Jacobs, Wieland Kuiyken, Gusatv Leonhardt and others. Further keyboard studies at U.C.R. with Lyle Smith, and viola da gamba with Carol Herman. Later studies in Medieval Music with Margriet Tindemans. Recorder instruction with Margaret Weatherwax and later with Todd Barton, both former Bruggen students.

For more information about Pat O'Scannell, visit her website at

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