Antonia Begonia, The Bird, and her husband, Jonathan Vassar, are a professional performing pair with the handle: ‘The Bird and Her Consort.’ They use their talents with accordion, guitar, mandolin, and classical voice to perform art song, salon music, and new arrangements of diverse ethnic folk traditions. They maintain a log cabin in Richmond, Virginia.


“The Bird and Her Consort, the musical alter egos of Jonathan and Antonia Vassar, performed “Con Toda Palabra.” I’ve seen thousands of shows in my life, and I have never been stunned by a performance quite like that. Listening to Antonia Vassar sing that night is the closest I have ever come to seeing Edith Piaf.”

-Chris Bopst, Humanity’s Finer Side on display…
The Richmond Times Dispatch,
March 31, 2011