Friday, April 26, 2019, 8pm
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Organist Naomi Gregory returns to direct the women of Schola Antiqua at the Cathedral Concert series at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. This tour performance reprises the program "Music in Secret," which includes some of the earliest known polyphony associated with nuns from an anonymous collection of printed partbooks from 1543. In addition to plainchant sung from a recently unveiled source at the Art Institute of Chicago, Schola Antiqua’s program features choral music, such as that by Sulpitia Cesis, a nun from the northern Italian city of Modena. Gregory will also perform keyboard works linked to Italian convents. Guest viola da gamba player Cora Swenson Lee joins the women of the ensemble.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:30pm
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Atrium
Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:30pm
Third Presbyterian Church
Rochester, New York
Schola Antiqua debuts in Ontario, Canada with the "Sounds of Faith in Medieval Jerusalem" program originally developed for The Met Cloisters in New York City, in connection with the exhibition "Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People under Heaven." Soprano Nell Snaidas and Amro Helmy (oud) are featured guests of the ensemble.