ModernMedieval at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, May 2018:
“Although more than eight centuries separate us from this music, ModernMedieval’s approach to Hildegard is above all natural, emphasizing her fluent expressivity in perfect medieval Latin. Hildegard is always a good listen, and juxtaposed with sympathetic contemporary works, her beauties were especially resplendent.” (, The Washington Post)
Read the complete review here.
ModernMedieval at the Ecstatic Music Festival, April 2018:
“Horner-Kwiatek, Cluver and Bagg sang exquisitely together, their voices so tightly intertwined that they often sounded as one clear strand….an evening of gloriously clear voices singing exquisitely wrought music spanning centuries.” (Steven Pisano, Feast of Music)
From The Ecstatic Music Festival: Live performances of Caritas Habundat by Hildegard of Bingen followed by the world premiere of Caritas by Caroline Shaw.
ModernMedieval gave a triumphant debut performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on December 9th, 2016, singing Hildegard of Bingen’s chant O Jerusalem.
“..Hildegard von Bingen’s “O Jerusalem,” exquisitely sung at the end of the program by the sopranos of ModernMedieval Trio of Voices (anchored by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, formerly of the all-female a cappella group Anonymous 4). This Latin chant, begun in unison and then moving into differentiated, but still simple, vocal lines, was all about ascent and ecstasy”. (Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal)
Excerpts from O Jerusalem at The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
To view the full 14 minute performance click here.
Other Audio recordings
Sainte Nicholas (13th century chant and polyphony)
I Live in Pain (David Lang)
Some photos from our residency/concert at Binghamton University, May 1-4: