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), Cut Circle has been praised for its “masterful,” “spirited,” “scholarly,” and “gravity-defying” performances. In 2010 the ensemble received the Noah Greenberg Award for its 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 Performs Brumel

Friday, 19 September, Maastricht, The Netherlands: Cut Circle will perform a special concert featuring Antoine Brumel’s extraordinary “earthquake” mass for twelve voices.