This program features a miscellany of pieces from the vast, multi-cultural tradition of music inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Mary Magdalene. In the early Church, both saints were venerated within specific sanctoral feasts of the liturgical year, and throughout the Middle Ages a variety of paraliturgical prayers and music influenced by these liturgies also evolved. This recital draws upon this devotional realm, exploring many different regions and time periods across Europe through the perspective of the two Marys.
- Danur Kvilhaug, theorbo, lute, and voice
- Jane Leggiero, viola da gamba
- Anna O'Connell, harp and voice
- Emily Curto, voice
- Jonathan Goya, violin and voice
- Andrew Hatfield, violin and vielle
- Qin Ying Tan, harpsichord and organ
Soprano Rosemary Heredos is a specialist in Early Music with a particularemphasis on Gregorian chant. She holds bachelors degrees in music and Englishliterature from Kent State University, and an MA in Ritual Chant and Song fromthe University of Limerick, where she studied the Irish vernacular sean-nós stylewith Nóirín Ní Riain, and medieval chant and song with Catherine Sergent. Shehas performed with many ensembles in Europe and the States, including Cantoral,ANÚNA, Quire Cleveland, and Trobár. A church musician since her youth,Rosemary has cantored at Catholic churches around the world, and is currentlythe Coordinator of Liturgical Music at St. Anselm Church in Chesterland, Ohio. Sheis also a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University, pursuing a DMA inHistorical Performance Practice where she studies voice with Ellen Hargis.Additionally, she teaches part-time in the Ethnomusicology department at KentState, and is a regular guest instructor for chant workshops at St. MeinradArchabbey in southern Indiana.
CWRU Music Concert Series
This performance is part of the CWRU Music Concert Series. These events are free and open to the public. Can't be with us in person? No problem! Watch the Livestream on concert day.
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