Hildegard von Bingen – a saint and doctor of the Roman Catholic Church – was a Renaissance woman in the Middle Ages.
Having experienced what she described as the divine light through her five senses from an early age, this German mystic served as a Benedictine abbess, supervised illuminated manuscripts and wrote poems, liturgical songs and theological, medical and botanical texts. Her music and that of other early masters will be performed by Voice, an English female a cappella trio making its American debut on tour, at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Nov. 1) at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan. The date could not be more auspicious: Today is All Saints’ Day.
The versatile Voice will also present folk songs and contemporary compositions.
The Vortex London describes the group’s quality as: “…..a sound that is truly sublime…rare to hear such beauty and control – from the most intense power to the sweetest, gentlest note that was as delicate and precise as a dragonfly wing.”
Voice has performed at festivals across the United Kingdom and Europe and launched its debut album, “Musical Harmony,” this year.
The performance will be held in the intimate Sara Victoria Hall, so best to reserve seats, although tickets ($20 for members; $25 for nonmembers) will be available at the door.
Silvermine is at 1037 Silvermine Road. For more, call (203) 966-9700 ext. 22 or visit silvermineart.org.
Voices of all kinds – musical, charitable, mystical, psychological – are the subject of November WAG, available now. And check out Mary Shustack’s article on the Silvermine Arts Center in WAG’s June “Open Roads” issue at wagmag.com.