Founded in 2008 in Prague by the group’s artistic director and leader, Barbora Kabatkova, Tiburtina has won acclaim as among the best in Europe in their field of Medieval and Early Music vocal performance.
“Ego Sum Homo: Musical Visions of Hildegard of Bingen,” by Tiburtina, a unique group of 7 female singers, with instruments (medieval harp and zither), on tour from the Czech Republic, Sunday, June 11, 3:00 p.m. at Beacon Hill Music Hall.
This concert is wholly dedicated to the music of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century mystic, composer, and writer, who also happened to be the founder and abbess of the first independent female monastery in the Catholic Church—no small feat. As Kabatkova tells us in her program notes, Hildegard’s compositional style was “like nothing else in its time,” and so distinctive that “no one was able to continue it.”
The program consists of a selection of plainchant from the large collection of her sacred works that have survived for more than eight centuries—a testament to the spiritual depth and originality of her music and her texts. In addition, the program includes a few polyphonic works by anonymous composers of that period.
Reservations: As in the past, Dan will accept reservations for this concert starting on May 11, one month prior to the concert date. Make your reservation(s) by emailing him on or after May 11, indicating the number of seats you wish to reserve, and the NAMES of all attendees.
There is no admission fee, but instead a “suggested donation” of $15 adult, $10 senior, $5 student, at the door. We have limited seating (85), so make your reservations early, and please reserve for friends only if they are definitely planning to attend.
Please join Sidnie and me Sunday, June 11, 3:00 pm in our intimate concert space for what will be another enriching and uplifting musical experience!
Dan Crawford, Director
Beacon Hill Concerts