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February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival: In a Medieval Garden

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Holy Cross Church
210 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

February 1, 2020
Starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm

The roots of our beloved classical music spring from prehistory, from the primordial forest of sacred chant and sung poetry illuminated by an occasional star like Saint Hildegard of Bingen, the Twelfth Century mystic called The Sibyl of the Rhine. Visionary composers based in Nôtre Dame de Paris gave us intricately woven multi-part sacred music, while aristocratic troubadours and trouvères such as Guiot de Dijon, a Thirteenth Century Burgundian poet, sang of courtly love. A century later, Guillaume de Machaut, the last artist equally skilled in poetry and music, created a unique Gothic vocal architecture. Vajra Voices – 5 singers, Medieval harp and bells, directed by Karen Clark, contralto with Mary Springfels, vielle and citole Hildegard of Bingen, Medieval French music (Trouvère Songs, Guillaume de Machaut).

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