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The Unicorn

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Inspired by the mysterious medieval tapestries known as “The Lady and the Unicorn,” this program amplifies the voices of visionary women who seek—and find—sacred union unto themselves. Featuring a rare body of medieval music composed by women,...

Beguiled

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION "The serpent beguiled me, and I ate."Genesis 3:13 A confrontation of ancient thought and perception surrounding the sin of Eve in the Garden of Eden and the subsequent redemption of women in the Virgin Mary, as treated by medieval mystic Hildegard...

Stella Serena: Celestial Hymns to the Virgin

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION During the Middle Ages, the cult of Mary was flourishing throughout the entirety of Europe. Veneration of the Virgin Mother became an intrinsic aspect of everyday life. Mary was a link between heaven and earth, an intercessor between humanity and...

Pilgrimage

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Eya follows the humming routes of the camino de Santiago, and the path towards the rocky mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with music of medieval Spain drawn from the Codex Calixtinus, Las Huelgas Codex, and the Llibre Vermell. Interspersed...

Natus est Rex

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION An audience favorite, Natus est Rex (“A King is Born”) is a sublime musical journey exploring the mystery, wonder, and joy of the Nativity. Join us as we explore a wealth of gorgeous repertoire from England, Italy, France, and Spain woven into a...

The Jesse Tree

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Isaiah’s biblical prophecy of the birth of Christ, retold each year during the Advent season, is filled with wonder and promise: et egredietur virga de radice Iesse et flos de radice eius ascendet ("a shoot shall come out from the root of Jesse and...

Heartform

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Inspired by the exquisite 15th-century Chansonnier Cordiforme (“Heart-shaped Songbook”), Eya sifts through a fantastic array of music and poetry that speaks of longing, sensuality, and union with the Beloved. Heartform knits the sacred and secular...

Greenwood

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Not too far from Sherwood Forest, this evocative program draws us into the medieval imagination, set deep within the green and shady woods where lovers come to meet and where the heartbroken flee the world. Sometimes sumptuous, sometimes playful,...

Florence

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The musical landscape of Renaissance Florence reveals a splendid symbiosis of contrasting elements: sacred and secular, foreign and native, highborn and humble. These elements nurtured the development of an unusually vibrant cultural climate within...

Brigid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Patron saint of poets, artists, smiths, and those who work the land, Saint Brigid of Kildare was a 5th-century holy woman of Ireland. She is widely known for her compassion, generosity, and great miracles of healing, and her symbol is that of the...

The Three Marys

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONEya recreates Les Trois Maries, an early 14th-century liturgical drama for Easter, originally performed at the Benedictine convent at Origny-Ste.-Benoîte, a small village in northern France. The drama illuminates the physical and emotional journey...


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