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SGF - Vision: an imagined testimony of Hildegard of Bingen - The Telling

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SGF - Vision: an imagined testimony of Hildegard of Bingen - The Telling

Time: August 8, 2022 from 8pm to 9:15pm
Location: St Mellitus Church
Street: Tollington Park N4 3AG
City/Town: London
Website or Map: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/t…
Event Tag: music, medieval
Posted By: Tamara Romanyk
Latest Activity: Aug 5

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The imagined testimony of the extraordinary medieval Abbess, Hildegard of Bingen soundtracked by her mesmerising chant.

A half concert/half play by Clare Norburn

PERFORMED BY THE TELLING

Blurring the boundaries of drama and concert, Vision explores the extraordinary life of the visionary medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen, alongside her haunting and distinctive chant.

Vision aims to give an insight into the painful and visceral visionary experiences Hildegard suffered throughout her life. It is “an imagined testimony” as Hildegard, played by actor Teresa Banham, revisits and re-experiences meaningful episodes from her past.

"Norburn and mezzo Ariane Prüssner are mesmerising in the music. An austerely beautiful piece about a woman whose faith gave her extraordinary strength and courage"The Guardian

"It was the overlap of, interaction between, and communication of the music of Hildegard — two voices and medieval harp — and her spoken word, delivered by Teresa Banham, which made the show such a unified, deep telling... It may not have been billed as a Lenten devotion, but if a moment for reflection is needed, or the desire to understand more of Hildegard is to be fulfilled, it is well worth making the time for this."Church Times

Teresa Banham as Hildegard​

The Telling

Clare Norburn, soprano

Clemmie Franks, mezzo

Jean Kelly, harp

WHERE: ST MELLITUS CHURCH, TOLLINGTON PARK, N4

WHEN: 8 AUGUST 8:00-9:00PM

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