Event Info

This a cappella program features some of Hildegard of Bingen’s most ecstatic chants, interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burhans, Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek. The new works are based on, or influenced by, Hildegard’s philosophic writings, her music, and her visions, and each composer presents their own unique and personal interpretation.  

Free; onsite registration required. Please arrive early to register.

In accordance with university policy at this time: Please note that performers might not be wearing masks during this event. The new protocol (updated November 2021) requires unmasked performers to undergo COVID-19 testing three times in the week leading up to the event. All concert attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear a mask indoors. We are unable to allow entry to unvaccinated children. 

About the Artist:

MODERNMEDIEVAL VOICES​

ModernMedieval Voices is all-female ensemble created by Dr. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek to present programs that combine medieval chant and polyphony with new commissions and music from later eras. She is joined by singers drawn from some of the country's leading early and new music ensembles, including Roomful of Teeth, Pomerium, and Trinity Wall Street Choir.​

ModernMedieval Voices takes the vocal techniques developed by Anonymous 4 for singing this repertoire and combines early music with new voices and perspectives, a fresh approach to programming that introduces this wonderful music to new audiences. Programs for the ensemble range from early music offerings to world premieres of new work, usually combinations of both.

ModernMedieval Voices has made appearances at The Ecstatic Music Festival, Liquid Music, MetArtsLive, Electric Earth Concerts, National Museum for Women DC and Virginia Arts Festival, among others, and has given residencies at East Carolina University, SUNYBinghamton and Princeton as part of Princeton Sound Kitchen. Other appearances have included performing with The Folger Consort DC and the Caramoor Music Festival. This coming season includes concerts at Notre Dame University, Princeton University and Dumbarton Oaks in D.C., as well as singing in the world premiere of Pamela Madsen’s Oratorio for the Earth in LA. They are featured on Grammy award-winning composer Christopher Tin’s recording To Shiver the Sky and will be recording their signature program "Words of Love and Wisdom" for digital release in 2022.