Seafarer 1, East Neuk Festival
Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 9.30pm
Vivid, ecstatic, mystic and rapturous imagery poured out of Hildegard of Bingen, and her verse is sung to fabulous, flowing melodies. Her work lay buried and unheard for centuries but has come alive again in the past few decades. There is something utterly contemporary about her despite the 800 years that separate her from our more secular age. A bestseller not just in the classical music market but also in the pop and rock charts too, she speaks to a wide listenership. ENF has commissioned this new hour-long sequence of Hildegard’s music from Paul Hillier. He juxtaposes her work with harp from Andrew Lawrence-King and Seafarer – a performance of the Anglo-Saxon poem: so fitting, so near to the sea.
SEAFARER will be repeated Saturday the 30th of June in St Monans Kirk at 4pm.
There will be free live music before this concert, performed by musicians from Live Music Now. There will be a pay bar available for refreshments.
All Tickets £15. Tickets and info: East Neuk Festival