Lumen Christi Institute
“A Mother’s Mother: Music for St. Anne”
Friday, May 9: 7:30pm
Bond Chapel, University of Chicago (northeast of Ellis Ave. and 59th St.)
Saturday, May 10: 8:00pm
St. Clement Church, 642 West Deming Place
A concert Featuring Schola Antiqua of Chicago
Tickets available online or at the door (cash or credit)
$25 adults / $10 student or senior
The late Middle Ages was a high water mark of devotion to the Virgin Mary. The proliferation of liturgies, literature, iconography, and music for Mary spilled over to works in honor of her apocryphal mother, St. Anne. Schola Antiqua explores chant and polyphonic music for the legendary grandmother of Christ in this program of chant and rich polyphony, including works by Pierre de la Rue and Jean Mouton. Schola Antiqua’s concert series coincides with the release of Artistic Director Michael Alan Anderson’s book St. Anne in Renaissance Music: Devotion and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Artist-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute since 2008, is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to western liturgical chant and polyphonic music before the year 1600. The ensemble is the 2012 winner of the Noah Greenberg Award, given by the American Musicological Society for outstanding contributions to historical performing practice.