A MIDWINTER FEAST
A holiday program of music from the British Isles, featuring beloved English medieval and Renaissance carols, including Angelus ad Virginum, Good People All, and Green Groweth the Holly. Also included are some traditional favorites, including In the Bleak Midwinter, The Coventry Carol, and The Holly and the Ivy. The program includes a setting of the medieval poem Winter Wakeneth by acclaimed British composer Andrew Lovett as well as an arrangement by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek of There is no Rose, sung in Sean Nos style to the tune of an ancient Irish folk-ballad, The Lamentations of Deidre.
New York Magazine included A Midwinter Feast in their “25 Classical Music Concerts to see this Fall” and NYC Arts.org featured us in their Top 5 Picks: December 15 – 21.
“bewitching.…in monophony and elegantly stark polyphony, the group’s voices floated limpidly, often creating other-worldly harmonies with their ringing echoes…. this concert demonstrated that music is the best medicine for the winter doldrums.” (Washingtonclassicalreview.com)
Excerpts from National Gallery of Art performance
Excerpts recorded at Dumbarton Oaks, DC
After our sold-out concert with Philadelphia Chamber Music Society!
Sugar Plum Award
"The highly coveted award for this year’s best holiday concert goes to a program of carols from medieval and renaissance England, sung by ModernMedieval Voices at Dumbarton Oaks. Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, formerly of Anonymous 4, founded this trio of women’s voices a few years ago, and its austere program of chant and simple polyphony radiated warmth." (Washingtonclassicalreview.com)
Full house at The Cloisters!
Encore, with standing O!