GSCC Member Event

Devotio
Seasonal Music of the Common Life

Hosting Ensemble: Medieval Women's Choir
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: $0-$30
Event Dates:
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Description

Sisters of the Common Life, Brothers of the Common Life: These were terms used in the Middle Ages to refer to religious communities who lived apart from the world. They followed a movement called the Devotio Moderna, a new style of devotion that emphasized individual experience and spiritual fulfillment, and in which music played a crucial role in generating and supporting the piety and emotion needed for adequate faith. But this was nothing new. The music may have been different, but the role of music in the devotional life, be it modern or traditional, was well established, and it led to some of the most inspiring musical creations of the time. Join us as we celebrate the holiday seasons of Advent and Christmas by exploring the musical traditions of Devotio in all its aspects.

Devotio. Thabata Regiani, graphic artist
Devotio. Thabata Regiani, graphic artist
Medieval Women's Choir. Medieval Women's Choir at St. James. All photos by Ailisa Newhall.
Medieval Women's Choir. Medieval Women's Choir at St. James. All photos by Ailisa Newhall.