The Last Trouvére: Guillaume de Machaut
Vajra Voices with Shira Kammen
Sunday, June 3, 4:00 PM
BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
2120 Oxford Street (at Center Street), Berkeley, CA 94720
Vajra Voices, known for their “shimmering resonance and elegantly paced performances” present a program of music of Machaut. Shira Kammen (vielle & harp) joins in this concert of motets, instrumentals, and Machaut’s exquisite Le Lai de la Fonteinne~ The Lay of the Fountain.
This concert is presented in conjunction with the Berkeley Festival Fringe series.
Annus Novus: One Yeare Begins
with Shira Kammen and Kit Higginson
MEDIEVAL POETRY, MUSIC, & MAGIC TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR
Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8PM
First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:30PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4PM
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco
The “elegant, full-blooded” singing of Vajra Voices and zesty vibrant harp & vielle playing of Shira Kammen join together with instrumentalist & magician Kit Higginson to illuminate the mystery and wonder of the new year. This program boasts medieval florid chant, luscious French motets, and beautiful Middle English poems. Join this celebration of new beginnings that hearkens back to the magic of Winter’s light.
For more details, visit www.sfems.org.
Practice of Love in Medieval & Modern Music The Last
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4pm
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park
Vajra Voices presents music of the 14th-century master trouvére Guillaume de Machaut and a new work by Theresa Wong: To Burst, To Bloom on the Arts at St. Bede's Concert Series. In his Le Lai de la Fonteinne, Machaut likens the Trinity to a fountain and lauds the Virgin Mary and the chivalric virtuous practice of loving the unattainable. Wong’s piece is a setting of six poems by the 12th-century female Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu’er intended as meditations on inner alchemy.
Tickets $20 general admission/$15 students & seniors.
Available at the door or in advance.
For more details, visit www.stbedesmenlopark.org.