VOCAME CROPPEDEvocations, our late night concert, noted for its sacred and reflective atmosphere presented one of the foremost exponents of early vocal music, VocaMe from Germany. This Munich based ensemble formed of four female soloists, and accompanied by Michael Popp on period instruments, featured music of the medieval composers Hildegard Von Bingen and Kassia. It was a rare opportunity to hear the music of these renowned composers performed by such a highly regarded group.

Vocame online: www.vocame.de

 

VocaMe were delighted to be sponsored in part by the GOETHE INSTITUT and The Federal Foreign office.

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Programme:

Kassia (810-865)
Christina martys
I ton lipsanon sou thiki
O Vasilevs tis doxis Christos
Phariseon
Tin pentachordon lyran

Hildegard Von Bingen (1089-1179)
Aer enim volat
Cum processit
O virtus Sapientiae
O quam mirabilis

Texts of Christine De Pizan (1364-1430)
Ballade Vers a Responce (Oevres poétiques)
Mon ami, ne plourez plus (CB XXXI)
A Dieu, mon ami (R. XXVIII)
Mon chevalier (CB LXVI)

Sigrid Hausen, mezzo soprano
Sarah M. Newman, soprano
Petra Noskaiová, mezzo soprano
Gerlinde Sämann, soprano
Michael Popp, musical direction, harp, santur, dilruba, vielle, oud

VocaMe
VocaMe is an ensemble made up of four renowned female vocalists from the field of early music, directed and accompanied by  Michael Popp. The ensemble created a sensation with its first project, the world’s first recording of the hymns of Kassia, a ninth-century Byzantine female composer. These works will be coupled with the chants by well known German mystic of the 12th  Century, Hildegard von Bingen. On the occasion of her canonization by the Catholic Church in 2012, Berlin Classics/Edel  records has released a sensational and exciting recording of Hildegard von Bingen’s beautiful chants. Presented side by side, listeners can hear the fascinating differences and similarities between the music and texts of these two women. Additionally, VocaMe will present several pieces as a part of their new program dedicated to the texts of 14th Century poetess Christine de Pizan set to the music of her time. VocaMe has performed at prestigious music festivals at home and abroad including: Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival, Recontres Musicales De La Vallée De L’Alzette (Luxembourg), Stockholm Early Music Festival,
Rheingau Musik Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Festival Tres Culturas Murcia, and Musica Sacra International.