Victoria Couper, Clemmie Franks, Emily Burn singers
Innerstrings: Chris Tomsett lightshow artist

Mystic, philosopher, artist, scientist and musician, the nun Hildegard of Bingen has become a household name. Composed in the 12th century, when only a single line was normally notated, her soaring and haunting melodies lend themselves to countless transformations from simple drones and improvised organum to new arrangements and compositions.

Includes new works by Stevie Wishart, Marcus Davidson, Ivan Moody and the world premiere of a new commission from local composer Tim Young.

In an atmospheric first for the Festival, Hildegard’s striking images are combined with lighting visuals to reproduce some of the transfiguring visions she experienced.

Flashing images and other lighting effects will be used in this performance

Supported by the Music Department in the School of Media, Film & Music at the University of Sussex.
Celebrating fifty years of Music at Sussex 1969-2019

Prom Ticket/RVS or SP (on door only) £5

Voice at BREMF Live! Clubnight 2018 at the Rose Hill

Voice at BREMF Live! 2018 Showcase in St Paul's

All works by Hildegard of Bingen 1098–1179 unless otherwise indicated
O successores   Psalm antiphon for Confessors, Scivias III.13.6a
Favus distillans   Responsory for St Ursula and Companions, likely for Matins
Marcus Davidson   Musical Harmony for Voice (2012)
Text: Hildegard of Bingen, Scivias 3.13.15
O tu illustrata   Votive antiphon for the Virgin
Ivan Moody   The Troparion of Kassiani (2002)
O mirum admirandum   Psalm antiphon for St Disibod
O orzchis Ecclesia   Antiphon for Dedication of a Church
Stevie Wishart   O Choruscans Lux Stellarum for Voice (2012)
On a cantus firmus by Hildegard of Bingen
O clarissima mater   Responsory for the Virgin
Caritas habundat   Psalm antiphon for the Holy Spirit as Divine Love
Emily Levy   How Sweetly You Burn
for Voice (2014)
O virtus sapientiae   Votive antiphon for Divine Wisdom
Tim Young   Three Wings for Voice (2019) World Premiere Text: Hildegard of Bingen Translation: Sabina Flanagan