Cut Circle is a vocal ensemble specializing in Renaissance music. With clear, strong voices, we bring rhythmic energy and emotional sensitivity to music by Guillaume Du Fay, Josquin des Prez, and their contemporaries.


Founded in 2003 by Jesse Rodin (Artistic Director), the ensemble has been praised for its “masterful,” “spirited,” “scholarly,” and “gravity-defying” performances. Cut Circle is the 2010 recipient of the Noah Greenberg Award (American Musicological Society), which recognizes outstanding contributions to historical performing practices.



De Orto and Josquin: Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490 explores a cappella choral works by Renaissance composers living and working in Rome.


Cut Circle Sings Brumel

This September Cut Circle will perform a special concert in Maastricht, The Netherlands as part of the Musica Sacra Festival. The program, which calls for an expanded roster of twelve singers, will center around Antoine Brumel’s famous “Earthquake” mass–the Missa Et ecce terrae motus.