Music in Secret: Sounds from the Early Modern Convent

Organist Naomi Gregory returns to direct the women of Schola Antiqua. This performance revives 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. Schola Antiqua’s program also features medieval plainchant and early modern 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.

Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:30pm - CANCELLED

St. Clement Church

Chicago, IL

Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7:30pm - CANCELLED

The Chapel of St. John the Divine

Champaign, Illinois

Sponsored by the University of Illinois School of Music, Department of History, Department of the Classics, and the Program in Medieval Studies