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Event 19: Sinfonye

The Quire, York Minster
Wednesday 10 July 7:30pm

Adults £20.00 | Concessions £17.00 | Students £5.00

University of York Chamber Choir

Vespers for St Hildegard
composed and directed by
Stevie Wishart

A creative re-imagining of a choral evensong, traditionally known as Vespers and sung at dusk, devised in honour of a truly remarkable woman – Hildegard of Bingen - the 12th-century composer, nun and visionary who was made a Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church in 2012.

Performed in St Peter's Rome in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI in October, the piece will be given its first concert performance in St Peter's York - the largest
Gothic Cathedral north of the Alps. The music, for voices and medieval instruments including harp, organ and bells, is based on the Benedictine service of Vespers and consists of psalms, antiphons and canticles, interweaving plainchant, polyphony and some of Hildegard''s own melodies.

"…exquisite monodic harmonies…” The Independent

Please enter via the West Door.