Date: Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Medieval Studies Minor at Marquette University, Church of the Gesu and Marquette’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are co-sponsoring Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. The program is free and open to the public.
Through song and readings, international mezzo soprano Linn Maxwell will embody the life of the 12th century German prophetess, healer and composer. Maxwell will accompany herself on authentic medieval instruments, including psaltery, organistrum and harp, as she performs seven of Hildegard’s original songs and recites from letters and writings authored by the abbess.
Ahead of her time and in a male-dominated world, Hildegard challenged the established authority of the Church, both philosophically and musically. While Hildegard lived almost a thousand years ago, her messages of spiritual truth, holistic healing and caring for the earth are still relevant today.
Maxwell has performed with world-class orchestras and opera houses across the United States and internationally, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyon and Toulouse Opera House.
Free parking is available in the Wells Street Parking Structure, 1716 N 16th St. For more information contact Steven M. Taylor, professor of French, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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