Music Before 1800: Tiburtina Ensemble
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 4 p.m. Corpus Christi Church
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 4 p.m. Online
Barbora Kabátková, director, soprano
Hana Blažíková, soprano, medieval harp
Since 2008 the women of Tibertina Ensemble from Prague have mesmerized European audiences singing medieval repertory, secular and sacred, while playing their own harp acconpaniment. They make their North American debut bringing hymns, antiphons, conducti, and sequences by the famous Hildegard of Bingen, 12th-century abbess, mystic, writer, and composer. Hildegard’s music is highly individual, often elaborate and melismatic. The program opens with an antiphon, “O rubor sanguinis,” and ends with antiphons praising the Virgin Mary.
“The singing by the … female voices of the Tiburtina Ensemble is so exquisite that this is an hour of sheer delight. This is some of the most persuasive and simply beautiful singing that I have heard recently.” —Early Music Review
The virtual program becomes available on Sunday, May 14, 4 p.m. ET and remains viewable until May 28.
We offer $5 student tickets to all in-person and virtual concerts.