VISION – The imagined Testimony of HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
Presented by Lympstone Entertainments
Friday 22nd March at 7pm
Lympstone Parish Church
The heavenly songs of the 12th century abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, the ‘Sybil of the Rhine’, have captured the public imagination over the past two decades or so. Music written 900 years ago entrances us even today. She described herself as “A feather on the breath of God”, but she was also involved in politics, diplomacy, philosophy and medicine. She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.
Her mesmerising music will be performed by candlelight by the mediaeval ensemble The Telling, who take us back to the Middle Ages with their intimate concert-theatre presentations, and sing with “a perfection that is heart-stopping”.
Hildegard tells her own extraordinary story, dramatised by Clare Norburn, whose powerful Beethoven’s Quartet Journey enthralled us in 2017, played by the Dante Quartet.
Tickets £12.50. Call Demelza on 01395 272243 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org