Cut Circle presents “gravity-defying” performances of Renaissance polyphony. Reimagining early music as a site of gritty, intense experiences, we embrace energetic tempi, surprising dynamic contrasts, and bold, confident singing. As a non-profit organization we give concerts, organize workshops, and publish recordings for students, scholars, and general audiences alike.


Founded in 2003 by Jesse Rodin (Artistic Director), Cut Circle has been praised for its “masterful,” “driving,” and “expressive” 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.


Du Fay Recording in Progress

A double album featuring the late cyclic masses of Guillaume Du Fay (Se la face ay pale, L’homme armé, Ecce ancilla domini, and Ave regina celorum) is scheduled for release in September 2015 with Musique en Wallonie.