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HILDEGARD & HEALING PROJECT

Vanessa Lann has written a new choral piece, The bird that was trapped has flown (for solo soprano, 8 women's voices, nyckelharpa and kokle) for the Hildegard & Healing project, with concerts in Latvia and Sweden throughout the month of June. Vocal Ensemble Putni directed by Antra Drege and Cristi Catt (soprano) present a new musical and theatrical work that weaves together medieval chant of Hildegard von Bingen and new works by composers across Europe and the USA. Hildegard von Bingen’s vocal masterpiece Ordo Virtutum is a tale of healing with a universal message that continues to ring true. The Virtues are some of the earliest known women superheroes. They respond with courage and grace, coming to her side as she finds the strength to fight for herself. The production draws on Catt's adapted edition of Ordo Virtutum. Catt will coach Putni on Hildegard’s musical notation, stage the performance and appear in the production as Victoria. Traditional Latvian and Swedish instrumentalists will accompany the singing and newly commissioned contemporary works from Latvia, Sweden, the Netherlands and the US will be interwoven into Hildegard's music drama to create a new telling of the tale.
HILDEGARD & HEALING PROJECT
MASTERCLASSES and CONCERTS in LATVIA and SWEDEN
JUNE 6-24, 2016