for TEMP to go on a Pilgrimage to College Station!
But first, thanks to all of who came to the Sephardic concerts last week. We really love doing that rep. . .so many old favorites and some new pieces that will eventually be old favorites! It was terrific to have Peter Maund with us again and new-to-us oud player Josh Peters. And thanks to all for coming to hear us at Congregation Beth Israel; it was a welcoming venue and they were very gracious!
At any rate, concerning the upcoming pilgrimage to College Station: We are preparing for our annual (since 2010) pilgrimage to St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station to present a shorter version of last October's popular concert Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia. (It was nominated for Best Chamber concert for last season by the Austin Critics Table, btw ...) If you're in the vicinity and want to re-visit the concert or if you missed it the first time around, then check out the info below and come see us! Or you could recommend it to your friends in College Station and environs.... News about the Christmas concert is coming up ...
Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia:
Music on the Way to Santiago de Compostela
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
906 George Bush Drive, College Station
A company of eight female singers explores the music of pilgrimage in Medieval Spain. This music celebrates the richly transparent timbre of treble voices in unison or in polyphonic settings, making the most of sweet consonances and pungent dissonances.
There was never a more popular time for religious pilgrimage than during the Middle Ages. In those times, people made long and dangerous trips, lasting months or years, in a search for spiritual meaning or fulfillment or as an act of penance.
Several of the most important sites of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages were located in what is now northern Spain, along the route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. TEMP performs music from the Llibre Vermell, from the monastery at Montserrat in Catalonia, which was intended to be sung by the pilgrims themselves. We also feature music from Ms. Las Huelgas, from the Cistercian convent in Burgos; Las Cantigas de Santa Maria from the royal court of Alfonso X; and the Codex Calixtinus from the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. All of these places are stops along the route to Santiago de Compostela; Santiago is Galician for the Latin Sanctus Jacobus, St. James. Many people continue to make this walking pilgrimage, even today.
Whether you are focusing on the music with closed eyes or silently clapping your hands and tapping your feet, the long-lasting beauty of our Medieval Pilgrimage will delight you. We invite you to join us for this Concert!
The Concert is supported by generous grants from the Gilbert and Thyra Plass Arts Foundation and the Joe and Florence Ham Charitable Trust and TEMP is happy to be supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Admission is $10/$5 students, at the door
For more information, please contact Bonnie Harris-Reynolds, Organist & Music Director, St. Thomas Episcopal Church
St. Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (979) 696-1726 or the church office at (979) 696-0452