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The Spirit Transformed: Women and the 17th Century Sacred Songs

March 31, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Free

Friday, March 31 at 4PM

Ryan Concert Hall, Smith Center for the Arts

Providence College, Providence RI

Free and open to the public

This concert features 17th-century French-language sacred songs composed primarily for women by Catholic priests as part of the Catholic Reform, initiated during the sixteenth century in response to the Protestant Reformation. Initially, sacred songs were used primarily to teach women of all classes about the fundamentals of Catholicism as a means to prevent the spread of Protestantism and to facilitate a deeper spiritual experience. They could also be sung during recreational hours or used for private devotion in domestic settings, salons, classrooms, or private chapels. Sacred songs were composed in popular song forms, either tunes already in circulation with secular texts replaced by religious lyrics or newly composed songs by notable composers like Bertrand de Bacilly, Michel Lambert, and André Campra. This beautiful repertory, never heard in performance before, features songs for one, two, and three voices accompanied by basso continuo, violin, and flute. 

Professor Catherine Gordon will provide commentary of the repertory during the concert. 

 

Performers

Adriana Ruiz & Devon Russo, voice

Cynthia Mathiesen, Baroque violin, viola da gamba

Na’ama Lion, Baroque flute

Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba

Katherine Shao, keyboards

Details

Date:
March 31, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

La Donna Musicale
Phone:
6174616973
Email:
ladonna@ladm.org
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Other

Contact Name
Laury Gutiérrez
Contact Phone
(617) 461-6973
Contact Email
ladonna@ladm.org
Performers/Faculty
Performers Adriana Ruiz & Devon Russo, voice Cynthia Mathiesen, Baroque violin, viola da gamba Na’ama Lion, Baroque flute Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba Katherine Shao, keyboards

Venue

Smith Center for the Arts, Providence College, Providence, RI
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI United States
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