Texas Early Music Project presents Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia
Texas Early Music Project presents Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia, featuring a company of 11 female singers exploring the music of pilgrimage in Medieval Spain. This music celebrates the richly transparent timbre of treble voices in unison or in polyphonic settings, making the most of sweet consonances and pungent dissonances.
Special guests Mary Springfels (vielle) and Peter Maund (percussion) join the ensemble and the TEMP Medieval orchestra of vielles, harps, and gittern. Featured soloists include Jenifer Thyssen, Stephanie Prewitt, Cayla Cardiff, Nina Revering, Erin Calata, and more.
Several of the most important sites of pilgrimage during the Middle Ages were located in what is now northern Spain.
TEMP performs music from the monastery at Montserrat in Catalonia, the Cistercian convent in Burgos, Las cantigas de Santa Maria from the royal court of Alfonso X, and the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.