Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with a whole year of music by women!
ReSOUND in the CONVENT
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 7pm – Eliot Church of Newton
Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 5pm – First Parish Cambridge
ReSound in the Convent is our 6th edition as moving constellations of singers chant and sing polyphony surrounding you with lush harmonies and soaring melodies.
With the brilliant accompaniment of Catherine Liddell on theorbo and baroque guitar, together with and a string trio, we revisit the unique and stunning repertoire by northern Italian nuns in the early baroque period. Women whose names you may remember from our earliest seasons, like Isabella Leonarda, Raffaella Aleotti, Sulpitia Cesis, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani will be well represented, as well as our dear friend Anonymous. We’ll also reprise two pieces written for this program in 2019, one by Patricia Van Ness and the other by Suzanne Sheppard. And of course the standard bearer of women composers, Hildegard von Bingen will do what she does best which is surround the program and YOU with her extraordinary chant. With Catherine Liddell, theorbo, and string trio.