Join Meravelha for an evening in celebration of the winter solstice, featuring music, readings and imagery from the Medieval era. This unique musical ensemble was formed in 2012 for the purpose of making medieval music accessible to a wider audience through live performances. Using music, poetry, and movement, the musicians tell stories that reflect themes illustrated within the songs and cultures of the 11th to the 15th centuries. The name “Meravelha,” which translates as “marvel” or “wonder” was taken from the song Non es meravelha s’eu chan (It is no wonder that I sing) by Bernard de Ventadorn, a 12th-century troubadour. Visit their website to learn more.
Our program on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM will include pieces from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, Dufay and Hildegard Von Bingen, as well as settings of Middle English texts by local favorite John Fleagle. The evening will surely leave you in a spirit to settle in and enjoy the long dark nights as we approach midwinter.
Refreshments to be provided by Plymouth Senior Living by Sunrise. For further information, please contact Outreach Librarian Tom Cummiskey, email [email protected], phone 508-830-4250, ext. 219.