Ireland’s Caladh Nua makes American debut
For their second North American tour, the wonderful British ensemble Voice, tours a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. Scheduled for February 2015, this is the perfect program to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The repertoire will range from the devotional songs of the medieval German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, whose soaring lines express spiritual love and her deep empathy with the natural world and female form to the comedy and melancholy in ballads, sonnets, and catches from Shakespeare’s time. Traditional songs from the British Isles telling stories both bitter and sweet and Voice’s own arrangements and commissions will round out the program.
Love, in all its forms, has inspired human beings for centuries, and it is brought to life through the immediacy and resonance of the human voice.