Winter Stillness: Music Inspired by Chant
Featuring Soprano Brooke Evers and Voix de Femmes Chamber Choir
with Cellist Aneta Otreba Kuznik
The stillness of a landscape freshly covered in snow brings peace to our souls. Chant music captures this feeling of serenity, of ‘otherworldliness’. In this concert, we wish to transport you to a world of ancient melodies sung in countless abbeys during the Middle Ages. We will explore the exquisite musical writings of Abbess Hildegard Von Bingen (Germany), as well as lively pieces from two unusual collections found in Spanish monasteries: the Las Huelgas Codex from Burgos (Northern Spain) and the Llibre Vermell from Montserrat (Catalan region).
The influence of this vast Chant repertoire has remained strong throughout the centuries and has inspired many composers such as, in the 20th century, Maurice Duruflé and Francis Poulenc.