Denison Presents Seven 'Baebes' Singing Mediaeval Texts, Songs
Posted: October 2, 2007
Seven young woman vocalists who have established their reputation by reviving the ancient texts and songs of another age are bringing their luxurious textures and evocative sounds to Granville. The Lilly Artist Series at Denison is presenting The Mediaeval Baebes at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 13) in Swasey Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Mediaeval Baebes released their first album, "Salva Nos," in 1997. Within weeks it was certified Silver and became Virgin Classics' fastest-selling debut album. They followed up their early success with another release in 1998, "Worldes Bylsse," and that album became the number one seller on classical charts. In 2005 they released "Mirabilis," a recording that many critics have labeled their finest work to date.
The Mediaeval Baebes also have recorded for the soundtrack of "The Virgin Queen," a television program that recently won the Ivor Novello Award for best TV soundtrack. The group has appeared at numerous medieval festivals in the United States and Europe and had concerts at the English cathedral's of Coventry, Leicester, Bristol and Birmingham, as well as at Tewkesbury Abbey. This fall they will tour in Holland and Germany as well as in Connecticut, Maryland and Ohio.
The Lilly Artist Series, a collaboration of the Denison department of music and Denison's Lilly Grant Committee, features musical artists from many different backgrounds and cultural traditions. The series presents artists whose work reflects a passionate commitment to their musical art and the culture out of which that music grows.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- A concert by The Mediaeval Baebes; 8 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 13), Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Contact (740) 587-5727 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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