Thus Sighs My Heart:
Songs for & of Medieval Women

A concert for the Fourth Friday Sound Sketch series at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:10 p.m.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Join three modern women of Armonia Nova as they explore views of medieval women from the perspective of love, both sacred and secular. Taking inspiration from the glorious collective of medieval art at the Gallery, the musicians have paired musical selections with paintings, bringing the listener a unique view into this world. Constance Whiteside, director, medieval harp; Tina Chancey, vielle & kamenj; and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano will perform music of the 12-15th centuries on re-creations of original instruments. They will also share thoughts on how following clues in early manuscripts transforms this music, and offers a glimpse of how it might have sounded when newly created. The beautiful words and music of the songs in this program perfectly express the heartfelt emotion of love, which is timeless.

Free. No tickets required.
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Armonia Nova: Constance Whiteside, Tina Chancey, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek