The 2020-2021 season is a veritable fountain of remarkable early music. Our season begins with a stroll through the verdant gardens of Elizabethan England, where rivalries for royal favour played out extravagantly through music, poetry, and dances. A Medieval Christmas returns, bringing you the heavenly sounds of Hildegard of Bingen and anonymous medieval masters with projected manuscript illuminations, paintings, and stained glass. We move from the mysteries of the Middle Ages to revolutions in the sky with astronomer Tycho Brahe and music from Danish and Bohemian courts, featuring a newly commissioned “concert opera” by Canadian composer Alex Eddington. In April, Ben Bagby and ensemble Sequentia present an intense new program of riddles, charms, and elegies from the Anglo-Saxons and Germanic tribes of the medieval European northlands. We conclude the season exploring the musical “muses” of the great Claudio Monteverdi, who at every turn proves himself a master of his craft.
This season, join us for an abundance of beautiful music from the Middle Ages to today.