eya at ten season
“The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.” Genesis 3:13
Eya ignites our new vision with a focus on the music and mythology of Hildegard von Bingen. We confront the 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 von Bingen. Our centerpiece performance will feature the voices of Eya, alongside the spoken texts of modern young women, and a newly commissioned spoken and community piece by Chanda Rule.
my only desire
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. The program features the voices of medieval and contemporary women mystics, including the music of women trouvères, Hildegard von Bingen, French motets, and a special new commission by Baltimore-based composer (and friend of Eya) Douglas Buchanan.