Hildegard Transfigured: A medieval trance for the 21st Century
A stunning one hour show of music, light and visuals exploring the world of medieval Abbess St Hildegard of Bingen and how her legacy continues to inspire. Presented by female vocal trio Voice and psychedelic visual artist Innerstrings.
Voice is a female a cappella trio performing repertoire spanning both ages and continents. Formed in 2006, Voice performs secular and non-secular music from the medieval music of Hildegard of Bingen, to twenty-first-century commissions, and songs from around the world. Their distinctive sound is driven by individual voices that blend to create beautiful harmonies.
Victoria, Clemmie and Emily met in Oxford where they first started singing together as part of the Oxford Girls’ Choir with musical director Richard Vendome. Here they were given the opportunity to work with excellent coaches in many different areas of music: Roderick Williams came to work on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and his own Alice in Wonderland; Vivien Ellis taught a number of folk and traditional song workshops; and Stevie Wishart
introduced not only the medieval music of Hildegard of Bingen but her own contemporary compositions too. During this time with the Girls’ Choir, all three singers were involved in projects with Stevie Wishart’s group Sinfonye performing Hildegard’s music at concerts throughout Europe, and still form a core part of the group today, as well as performing Stevie’s Hildegard transcriptions in their own concerts.
Since forming Voice in 2006, the trio have performed regularly in a wide range venues and contexts, from university colleges to medieval chapels, and underground railway eaves, in collaborative dance projects, a cappella festivals, eclectic folk nights, the list goes on. Their choice of repertoire reflects the style of music they most enjoy performing but they also look for music that is a bit unusual, and songs that they can make their own. Through this repertoire they aim to keep their programmes as varied as possible, and hope that people come away from their concerts having heard something new, feeling inspired to write something new for the trio, or full of ideas for a new collaborative project with them.
Event Type: Community Event: Concert
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St Andrew’s Church
Directions: As you drive into Wiveliscombe from Taunton on the B3227, St Andrew’s Church is on the left hand side.
Date: Sunday 19th September
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Disabled Access: Full Disabled Access
Toilets: Toilets with disabled access
Dogs: Assistance Dogs Only
Parking: Disabled – drop off only, local free car parks and some limited parking at Kingsmead School in South Street, acknowledging other car park users.