A Celebration of Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
Part of The Universe as a Sacred Community – an exploration and celebration of the sacredness of creation through lectures, concerts and art at St. James Cathedral
Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
St. Hildegard, Mystic and Visionary: Enjoy an hour of music by Germany’s famous mystic, St. Hildegard, in the intimate acoustics of the Chapel at St. James Cathedral. Featuring sopranos Erika Chang, Rebekah Gilmore, and Linda Strandberg, with instrumentalist Margriet Tindemans. Suggested donation $22 advance. Seniors and students pay as able. Seating is limited. www.medievalwomenschoir.org.
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM
An open sing: All singers welcome; no experience necessary, but the ability to read music is helpful. Songs by St. Hildegard of Bingen, transcribed into modern notation and directed by Margriet Tindemans. Suggested donation $10. Seniors and students pay as able. Seating is limited. www.medievalwomenschoir.org.
Music of the Spheres
Sunday, May 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Homage to Saint Hildegard of Bingen: The unparalleled songs of the 12th-century German visionary are brought to life in a celebration of the recent canonization of this most remarkable woman: abbess, mystic, writer, poet, healer. Soprano Marian Seibert joins the choir and the instruments Hildegard so admired in a heavenly tribute to one of the most fascinating figures of the Middle Ages. Suggested donation $22. Seniors and students pay as able. Seating is limited. www.medievalwomenschoir.org.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:00 am
The Solemnity of Pentecost at St. James Cathedral, 2013
And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place. And from heaven there came a
sound like the rush of wind and it filled the house where they were sitting. Acts 2:1,2
The celebration of Pentecost at St. James this year includes the “sound from heaven” of nearly 100 flutes surrounding the entire assembly “filling the house.” The congregation, choirs and flute orchestra celebrate the feast with Pulitzer-prize winner Henry Brant’s mystical and sublime setting of the ancient texts of Pentecost in his Mass in Gregorian Chant for Pentecost. The flute orchestra, coordinated by Sandra Saathoff, is led by eight of the region’s most prominent flute players, Sandra Saathoff, Lisa McCarthy, Iris Ingram, Katrina Sibicky, Dr. Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Pamela Butler Ryker, Merrie Siegel, Susan Telford, and Wendy Wilhelmi. The chants of the mass are sung in English and Latin by the congregation, supported by Cathedral chant choirs, Dr. Clint Kraus, organ and conductors Dr. James Savage and Joseph Adam. The Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, presider. Mass in Gregorian for Pentecost, first performed during the Octave of Pentecost in Amsterdam, was played at St. James Cathedral in the early 1990’s conducted by Brant (1913-2008) and again in 2002. Read more about Henry Brant.