Music Before 1800 presents Ensemble Peregrina ~ Sunday, October 6 at 4 pm
Music Before 1800 presents Ensemble Peregrina
Music Before 1800 opens its 39th season on October 6 with the North American debut of Ensemble Peregrina. Based in Basel, the group, which features four singers and vielle, specializes in Western European music from the 9th through 14th centuries. Extensive touring brings the ensemble to the U.S. for a debut performance, offering music from the 2012 recording Sacer Nidus, which features the earliest extant Polish music—songs and sequences from 1000 AD—written for St. Adalbert, Boleslaw I, and Otto III.
Ensemble Peregrina, founded in 1997 by the Polish singer and musicologist Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett in Basel, researches and performs music from early medieval Europe. The ensemble’s main interest is the early repertories of the Notre Dame school and Aquitanian nova cantica. The ensemble’s programs are characterized by a careful choice of themes and pieces, always paying close attention to their textual and musical interrelationships. Peregrina’s interpretation and style is informed by the original source materials, as well as the latest musicological research.
“One not only feels that the members of Peregrina live and breathe this music, but that they truly enjoy singing it. There is a sense of joyousness in their ravishingly full sound…” —Early Music
This performance is a part of the New York Early Music Celebration, a Service Project of the Early Music Foundation, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute of New York. Partial funding is provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation via a re-grant program administered by the EMF.
DATE & TIME:
Sunday, October 6, 2013 4 pm
Corpus Christi Church 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue Manhattan
$10-$45; $5 discount for students/seniors $10 student rush tickets at the door