Sequentia

Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Sequentia celebrates its 40th anniversary in March 2017
 
 

Contact

E-mail: info@sequentia.org

Representation
(Europe)

Katja Zimmermann
VCzimmermann@gmx.net

Representation
(exclusive of Europe)

Seth Cooper
Seth Cooper Arts Inc.
4592 Hampton Ave.
Montréal, QC, Canada
www.sethcooperarts.com
sethcooper.arts@gmail.com
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
jon@aaronconcert.com

 

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Concert Schedule

Forthcoming Concerts

17 March 2017
City Basel (CH) Predigerkirche, Freunde Alte Musik
Program Monks Singing Pagans
25 March – 2 April 2017
City Lafayette College, Vassar College, Princeton University, Yale University
Program Benjamin Bagby Beowulf tour USA
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).
28 April 2017
City Chicago, IL, University of Chicago, Logan Center
Program Monks Singing Pagans
30 April 2017
City New York City, NY, Music Before 1800, Corpus Christi Church
Program Monks Singing Pagans
11 May 2017
City Paris, Université de Paris – Sorbonne, Amphithéâtre Richelieu
Program Beowulf
25 August 2017
City Basel (CH), Festtage Alte Musik
Program Endzeitfragmente

Recent Concerts

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)

News

Hildebrandslied

Benjamin Bagby has recorded the only surviving Old High German epic fragment, the Hildebrandslied (The Song of Hildebrand), for inclusion in an audiobook version of Adam Gidwitz’s new book for children and young adults, The Inquisitor’s Tale, just released by Penguin/Random House. He also recorded harp accompaniments to go with portions of the reading of the story. A release event is being schedule for New York City in early April, 2017.

 

New program given birth at Cambridge University

Following working sessions in 2014-15 with University of Cambridge musicologist Sam Barrett in the USA (Harvard University and Ohio State University) and in Cambridge (Pembroke College), Sequentia was in residence at Cambridge in April for the final rehearsals of the new program 'Monks Singing Pagans'.  An informal video of a rehearsal made by the university became a YouTube sensation, with over 500,000 views. In addition to their rehearsals and working sessions on the songs of Boethius, Sequentia gave a masterclass and the premiere performance of 'Monks Singing Pagans', immediately followed by the US premiere during a residency at Dartmouth College (USA). The week spent at Dartmouth included teaching activities in music history, performance practice, Latin poetry and manuscript studies. Sequentia returned to Cambridge in late June to prepare a special program of the Boethian songs, which was given as part of a symposium on medieval Latin song, with a special concert on 2 July in Pembroke College Chapel.

 

Teaching in Basel and Milano

Benjamin Bagby will be teaching performance courses on medieval song at two music academies this year:

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland): 31 October to 1 November 2016 and 13-14 March 2017

Scuola Civica di Musica Claudio Abbado (Milano, Italy): 2-3 December 2016 and 16-18 February 2017

 

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