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"The pieces as a whole had a compositional sense about them which I admire very much ... reminds me a bit of the tune Bizet uses..."
(Bill McLaughlin, host of St. Paul Sunday Morning)

"... successfully crosses the boundries between early music and world music, with delightful results."
(Early Music Vancouver)


Choral training: 1967-79 (Sacred and Secular)
Classical Organ: 1970- 1976, Dr. Ben Herbert, Redlands University
Classical Organ/Carillon: Dr. Lyle Smith, U.C. Riverside
Collegium Musicum: 1974- 1981, Dr. Fred Gable, U.C. Riverside
B. A. in Music: 1979, U. C. Riverside
Viola da Gamba: Carol Herman, Margriet Tindemans, Tina Chancy
Recorder: Lanou Davenport, Tom Axworthy, Margaret and Todd Weatherwax, Todd Barton
Medieval Music: Margriet Tindemans

Lanou Davenport, Anthony Rooley, Emmy Kirkbye, Wieland Kuyjken, Rene Jacobs, Margriet Tindemans, David Douglas, Gustav Leonhart

Millenium of Music: Fauvel King of Vice! Syndicated Broadcast, Washington D.C.
1997 Dorian/Early Music America: First Annual International Recording Competition, Renaissance en Provence
CD of the Month: Renaissance en Provence, Regensburg Germany, 2000

State Sponsored Programs:
Oregon on Tour! 1985-88 Arts in Education: 1988-90

Educational Programs:
SOU Elderhostel, Senior Ventures, Center for Shakespeare Studies and Continuing Education Programs 1990-2002
Oregon Rural Outreach: 1985-86
Seattle Early Music Guild, Educational Program 1994-96
Ashland Folk Music Society

Music Directing:
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 1990-2002: Greenshows, Noon Concerts, Daedelus Projects Plays: Juno and the Paycock, The Hostage, Playboy of the Western World, A Touch of the Poet
Terra Nova Early Music Series in Seattle: 1992-96
Heather and Rose Scottish & English Country Dance Balls, 1985-1995
The Tempest, Actor's Theatre, 1991
Playboy of the Western World, Spaghetti Factory, 1985
The Gospel According to Luke, 1984
U.S. Tour Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, Marc Anthony, 1982
San Diego Old Globe Theatre, 1977
Romeo and Juliet, Riverside Community College, 1975

Choral Directing:
The Everywoman Choir, 1987-88 (founding member)
The Diversity Choir, 1990-92 (founding member)
Ashland Trinity Episcopal Choir, 1993-1996
Northwest Bach Ensemble Jefferson Baroque Orchestra

Vocal Coaching:
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Jefferson Baroque Orchestra
Actor's Theatre

A Touch of the Poet: 1997, Oregon Shakespeare Festival with Eric Rigler
The Sun King! 1999, OSF Green Show
Original Songs, 1972-2002
The Gospel According to St. Luke

Renaissance en Provence
, Dorian Recordings Ltd., 2000
Baylado!, Dorian Recordings Ltd., 2002

Daughter of the Many-Colored Trees, Original Songs
Criona, The Old Man's Teeth, Ireland and the British Isles
Criona Live in Portland
The Old and New World, Renaissance
Somewhat Musing, Renaissance and Medieval
Ich Stuend an einem Morgen, Renaissance
Del Rosal Sale la Rosa, Renaissance
Fauvel, King of Vice! Medieval

The Complete Scottish and English Country Dance Master for Recorder, Part 1, Mel Bay Publishing, release pending.

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Tage Alte und Neuer Musik, Regensburg 2000
Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico 1999-2002
The Seattle Folk Life Festival
Early Music Festival of the Islands
Vancouver Folk Festival
Oregon Bach Festival
Utah Shakespeare Festival

In addition to her 12 year history of directing and creating outstanding programs with the Terra Nova Consort and for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, she is an accomplished multi‑instrumentalist and singer playing recorders, capped reeds, shawm, and tenor viola da gamba.

To view a list of programs created by O'Scannell click here.

"A fresh and stylish sound from an exciting new ensemble." (Early Music America)

"... raw, emotionaL.. truely a unique early music experience."
(Dorian Recordings)

"Out comes a music that is engaging to the audience, sonorous within itself, but demanding to the listener, without the flourish and filigree."

"The audience thanked them with sustained and enthusiastic cheering."
(Mittelbayrische Zeitung)

"the consort had the audience in the palm of their collective hand from the very first piece"
(Deryk Barker, Times Colonist, B.C.)

" ... and especially above all to take care that the music is alive! That's why we have especially just mentioned the Terra Nova Consort of the U.S.A., considered to be one of the absolute discoveries.."
(Kerstin Unseld, Bayerischer Rundfunk)

"Magic ... positively enchanting ... wonderful stuff! This has got to be one of the world's great rock'n'roll renaissance bands!"
(Bill McLaughlin, St. Paul Sunday Morning)

These are a few of the comments regarding the group and O'Scannell's musical contributions to the Terra Nova Consort, receiving critical acclaim as an arranger and director both at the prestigious Regensburg festival where the group made its European debut in 2000, and while touring in Indiana, Vermont, Victoria B.C. and California later that same year.

In 1999, O'Scannell and Carney began a collaboration with Mexican group: Los Tiempos Pasados, which culminated in performances at the famed Festival Cervantino in Gunanajuato, as well as in Mexico City. TNC performed "Renaissance en Provence", as well as a collaborative concert with LTP in Mexico in October of 2001.

Additionally, she performs traditional Irish music, singing in the traditional sean nos style, and playing the tin whistle.

More information about Pat O'Scannell and The Terra Nova Consort may be obtained through artist representative Elizabeth Paxson of Abbey Music Management: (802)948-2848.


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