The Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria are the “offspring” of the 40 year labour of love of Helga Hill OAM and her devoted husband Mark. Together they formed the Early Arts Guild of Victoria, and its performance groups; the Early Music Consort of Melbourne and the Ripponlea Renaissance and Baroque Dancers. Over the decades the group has grown and encouraged the development of musicians and dancers – along with an extraordinary body of research into the music, dance and gesture from a period spanning the medieval to the late baroque. With hundreds of performances in Melbourne and across Victoria, the joys of early music and the “Courtly Arts” have been shared with thousands of people over many decades.
Mark and Helga have now moved from active leadership of the group to become its patrons, lending their experience and extraordinary dance and music repertoire to the continuing evolution of the group. The Courtly Arts Performers continue to give concerts of music and dance in Melbourne and across Victoria. Here’s some things you might like to do: