Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Sequentia celebrates its 40th anniversary in March 2017




Katja Zimmermann

(exclusive of Europe)

Seth Cooper
Seth Cooper Arts Inc.
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Montréal, QC, Canada
Tel: 514-467-5052

In association for
Season 2016-2017 with:

Jon Aaron
Aaron Concert Artists 
220 West 148th St. 4J
New York City 10039, NY / USA
Tel: 212-665-0313


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Concert Schedule

Forthcoming Concerts

5 October 2017
City Paris (FR), Musée de Cluny
Program Monks Singing Pagans
09–13 October 2017
City Venice (IT), Fondazione Cini
Program Seminar Roman de Fauvel. Music and Corruption in Paris at the Court of Philip the Fair (1300-1315)
20 April 2018
City Konstanz, D
Program Oswald in Konstanz
27 April 2018
City Leuven (BE), Parkabbey
Program Monks Singing Pagans

Recent Concerts

25 August 2017
City Basel (CH), Festtage Alte Musik
Program Endzeitfragmente
9 June 2017
City Essen-Werden, St. Lucius Kirche, 21:30. Organized by Folkwang Universität der Künste, Institut für Gregorianik
Program Beowulf
11 May 2017
City Paris, Université de Paris – Sorbonne, Amphithéâtre Richelieu
Program Beowulf
30 April 2017
City New York City, NY, Music Before 1800, Corpus Christi Church
Program Monks Singing Pagans
28 April 2017
City Chicago, IL, University of Chicago, Logan Center
Program Monks Singing Pagans
01 April 2017
City New York City, Symphony Space
Program Benjamin Bagby performs the ‘Hildebrandslied’ and other songs at book release event for ‘The Inquisitor’s Tale’ (audiobook version of Adam Gitwitz’s best-selling children’s book).
25 March – 2 April 2017
City Lafayette College, Vassar College, Princeton University, Yale University
Program Benjamin Bagby Beowulf tour USA
17 March 2017
City Basel (CH) Predigerkirche, Freunde Alte Musik
Program Monks Singing Pagans
19 November 2016
City Milwaukee WI, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Early Music Now
Program Monks Singing Pagans
18 November 2016
City Kansas City MO, Friends of Chamber Music, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Program Monks Singing Pagans
12 & 13 November 2016
City Seattle WA, Early Music Guild, Nordstrom Recital Hall
Program Monks Singing Pagans
29 October 2016
City Binningen/Basel (CH)
Program Der Wanderer (Bagby solo program)
23 October 2016
City Copenhagen (DK), Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival
Program Fragments for the End of Time / Endzeitfragmente (Bagby and Rodenkrichen)
21 October 2016
City Albertslund (DK)
Program Nordic Harp Meeting, lecture-demonstration on early harp
02 July 2016
City Cambridge (UK), Pembroke College Chapel
Program Songs from The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
09 April 2016
City Château d'Hardelot (F)
Program Le Voyageur (Benjamin Bagby solo)
23 April 2016
City Cambridge University, Pembroke College Chapel (UK)
Program Songs of Consolation from Boethius to the Carmina Burana
28 April 2016
City Dartmouth College (Hanover NH, USA)
Program Monks Singing Pagans (world premiere!)
29 April 2016
City University of Vermont (Burlington VT, USA)
Program Monks Singing Pagans
11-13 March 2016
City Toronto, Canada
Program Beowulf. Performance followed by a lecture-demonstration
17 November 2015
City venue in Akron, Ohio (to be announced), 7:30pm
Program Beowulf
14 November 2015
City Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 8:00pm
Program Beowulf
13 November 2015
City St Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 8:00pm
Program Beowulf
20 October 2015
City Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen Early Music Festival
Program Beowulf
8 September 2015
City Tchaikowsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia
Program Beowulf
23 August 2015
City Festival Radovljica (Slovenia)
Program Frankish Phantoms
7 August 2015
City Vancouver Early Music Festival
Program Special program: The Queen and the Troubadour
10 June 2015
City Boston Early Music Festival
Program Frankish Phantoms
7 May 2015
City Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (USA)
Program Beowulf (Benjamin Bagby)
1 May 2015
City University of Chicago
Program Beowulf (Benjamin Bagby)
12 March 2015
City Cologne, Museum Schnütgen
Program Lieder der Leidenschaft (première)
17 January 2015
City Paris, Musée de Cluny
Program Le voyageur au moyen âge (première)
(Benjamin Bagby, solo)


Benjamin Bagby's recent activities as teacher/lecturer, linked to his performances

At the invitation of the music department, Benjamin taught a performance workshop on the music of Hildegard von Bingen for students at Princeton University (29 March), where he also performed 'Beowulf' in a collaborative production with digital light designer Craig Winslow. Following this, at the invitation of the medieval studies program and the English department, he gave a lecture on his work with reconstructing the 'Beowulf' performance, at Yale University (3 April).

At the Université Paris – Sorbonne, where Benjamin is on the faculty, the yearly 'Entretiens de la musique ancienne' were held this year in honor of his life-long work with reconstructing 'lost songs'. The main event was his performance of 'Beowulf' (11 May), with French video titles, in the Amphithéâtre Richelieu of the Sorbonne, followed by two days of symposium at the university's Centre Clignancourt, sponsored by the historical music organization IREMUS and the musicology department of the university. During this symposium, Benjamin gave a lecture on his work with reconstructed harps and the kinds of clues they can provide ('Beowulf ': dans l'atelier d'un conteur d'histoires).


2017 Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship awarded by Early Music America to string-player Allison Monroe

This scholarship is given by EMA to “an outstanding and highly-motivated (and possibly unconventional) young performer of medieval music who seeks to widen his/her experience through more advanced study and/or auditions in Europe.”  The recipient is chosen by a jury of musicians who knew or worked with the great medieval music specialist and teacher, Barbara Thornton (1950-1998), who co-founded Sequentia together with Benjamin Bagby in 1977. Read more about Allison here.

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