A medieval music ensemble based in The Netherlands, inspired by the Sibyls – prophetesses of the pagan times. Focused on the repertoire from the 11th century to the 15th, consists of voices and historical instruments such as vielle, gothic harp, recorders, organetto, medieval lute and percussion.
It is a symposium of musicians ready to experiment in the aesthetics and the performance practices, with ultimate goal to serve the spirituality of the music.
«With the belief that music is a single and united organism since its very beginning, we consider every part of its historical evolution as an alive part that influences, inspires and transforms our contemporary art, aesthetics and societies.»
~Kristia Michael, artistic director
voice/gothic harp • Kristia Michael
voice/vielle • Andrew Hopper
recorder • Marguerite Maire
organetto • Tímea Daradics
medieval lute • Jeremy Bass
percussion • Ivan Gianakis
27 AUGUST 2022 Utrecht Early Music Festival (NL), Janskerk, 12:30 / 15:30
21 OCTOBER 2022 «Summoning of the Muse», Amare (Den Haag, NL) – Studio 6, 20:00
16 JANUARY 2023 Private concert in honour of Hildegard von Bingen at Metaal Kathedraal
Hildegard von Bingen, Sibyl of the Rhyne (1098- 1179)
O rubor sanguinis
.An antiphon from the «First Vespers for St. Ursula and the 11,000 Virgin-Martyrs of Cologne».
Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300- 1377)
Douce dame jolie (virelai)
«Sweet, lovely lady for God’s sake do not think that any has sovereignty over my heart, but you alone».
Laudario di Cortona (13th century)
Venite a laudare (Italian lauda)
«Come to praise for love and sing To the loving Virgin Mary»
Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377)
Mors sui, je ne vous voy (virelai)
«I shall die if I do not see you, Lady of Honour»
Codex Rossi (14th century)
Che ti çova nascondere il bel volto
«What is your beautiful face hiding?»