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“Music in Secret: Sounds from the Early Modern Convent”
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmFree
Featuring guest director Naomi Gregory, this program of convent music journeys through a half millennium of sounds written for and by nuns. Schola Antiqua’s concert features some of the earliest known polyphony associated with nuns from an anonymous collection of printed partbooks from 1543. The event includes medieval plainchant and early modern choral music, such as that by Sulpitia Cesis, a nun from the northern Italian city of Modena. Gregory will also perform keyboard works linked to Italian convents. Guest viola da gamba player Cora Swenson Lee joins the women of the ensemble.
For additional information contact Dr. Cora Swenson Lee (309)438-8009