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The Lighter Side of Weill – Dover, May 5th

On Sunday May 5, 2024, I will be in Dover, singing some vintage gems by Kurt Weill and a few of his contemporaries in the Charlton Fine Arts Series. My accompanist is the talented Helen Crayford.

You’ll find the details in the poster below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Hildegard Revisited #45(2)

This most recent revisiting is dedicated, with love, to my late mother, Susan Turner.

o magne pater – grief and supplication

O great father, we are in great need. Therefore we now beg you, we beg you through your word, by which you made us, and that fills us with everything that we need: now may it please you, Father, for it suits you, to regard us through your help, so that we do not fail and that your name does not grow dark in us; and deign, through your own name, to help us.

This project is now on SoundCloud

“Winter” – a concert experience

This weekend, my good friend and colleague Jos Somsen and I will be performing our “Winter Experience” concert twice in the Netherlands. Candlemas – a time to celebrate the return of the light after a winter of darkness with music by Hildegard von Bingen (both “pure” and in my arrangements), Yiddish songs, beautiful images of nature, special texts, and communal rituals (lots of candles!)

Join us in one of these two magical places:

And if you’re curious, here’s a snippet from last year’s event in Huissen (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNFWQOo-JEo).

Project Hildegard #45

#45 is an antiphon to God the father. This chant will feature in Ut Sol‘s upcoming concerts in the Netherlands on February 2 and 3. See here for more details.

o magne pater

O great father, we are in great need. Therefore we now beg you, we beg you through your word, by which you made us, and that fills us with everything that we need: now may it please you, Father, for it suits you, to regard us through your help, so that we do not fail and that your name does not grow dark in us; and deign, through your own name, to help us.

This project is now on SoundCloud

Project Hildegard #27(3)

I have revised my revisiting of alleluia – o virga mediatrix. Here’s the new version:

alleluia – o sweet illumination

alleluia o branch and mediator your holy body has overcome death and your belly has illuminated every creature in the beautiful flower that rises from the sweet wholeness of your sealed chastity

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This project is now on SoundCloud