Program

New works by graduate composers Connor Way, Molly Herron, Liam Elliot, Jenny Beck, and faculty members Jeff Snyder, Andrew Lovett, and Eric Cha-Beach.

Event Info

The Modern Medieval Trio of Voices performs new works by Princeton University faculty and graduate composers.

About the Artist:

ModernMedieval Trio of Voices is a new, all female ensemble created by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the world renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4.  She is joined by Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg from the celebrated ensemble Roomful of Teeth to present programs that combine medieval chant and polyphony with new commissions and music from later eras. ModernMedieval takes the vocal techniques developed by Anonymous 4 for singing this repertoire and combines them with a fresh approach to programming that introduces this wonderful music to new audiences. 

This past spring, ModernMedieval gave performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Ecstatic Music Festival in NYC, The National Museum for Women in the Arts in DC, the Virginia Arts Festival VA, and was in residence at Binghamton University, NY. 

2018-2019 will see residences and performances at East Carolina University NewMusic Initiative, University of Tampa, Pittsburgh Dance, Liquid Music in Saint Paul MN, Princeton Sound Kitchen, Electric Earth concerts in NH, and The Cloisters in NYC, as part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts series.  

“Horner-Kwiatek, Cluver and Bagg sang exquisitely together, their voices so tightly intertwined that they often sounded as one clear strand….an evening of gloriously clear voices singing exquisitely wrought music spanning centuries.” (Steven Pisano, Feast of Music)

“ModernMedieval’s approach to Hildegard is above all natural, emphasizing her fluent expressivity in perfect medieval Latin. Hildegard is always a good listen, and juxtaposed with sympathetic contemporary works, her beauties were especially resplendent.” (Patrick Rucker, The Washington Post)