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.
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