Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival: Mediæval Programme

Jul 28 2013
Aug 9 2013


School of Music, University of British Columbia
6361 Memorial Road, UBC campus
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
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Performers and/or Faculty: 

Benjamin Bagby, course director

Members of Sequentia ensemble for mediæval music (Paris):


Benjamin Bagby voice & mediæval harp Wolodymyr Smishkewych voice & organistrum Norbert Rodenkirchen mediæval instruments (winds & harp), improvisation

The Unknown Carmina Burana

In 1937, Carl Orff premiered a creation which has since made Carmina Burana a household name. But what did the original, medieval music sound like? The original Carmina Burana collection remains today a sublime testimony to a golden age of poetry and the vocal arts. Discover the Carmina Burana songs as they sounded in the year 1230: pieces as diverse as monophonic courtly German Minnesang and polyphonic ‘new music’ from Paris. The course ends with a festival concert in which participants in the course will join Sequentia on stage. Open to a limited number of advanced level singers and instrumentalists.

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Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival
+1 604-732-1610
Tuition for 2 weeks: $1,200 CAD; Non-Participating Auditors are accepted at a reduced fee level.
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The special Elaine Adair Mediæval Programme Scholarship Fund offers full tuition and accommodation to 5 selected participants. Early Music Vancouver's Scholarship programme is also available; selected scholarship recipients receive a 50% reduction in tuition.
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José Verstappen or Alicia Hansen
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Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival
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1254 West 7th Avenue
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