Now through Mon, January 25, 2021 5:30 P.M.
Hear early songs for peace and protest, communication and communion. This is a live, interactive program.
The Middle Ages spanned generations of musical experimentation and tradition, with transportable and practical instruments like the hunting horn transitioning to its more performance-based purpose as a french horn even as song continued to be both sacred and secular. Join vocalist and instrumentalist Adam Ward as we explore the sounds and contexts of music from the Medieval period. Hear early songs for peace and protest, communication and communion. Curator Dot Porter will finish the program with a show and tell of relevant manuscripts from Philadelphia collections. Pre-register for this free program via Eventbrite; you will receive a link to the Zoom session before it begins via email. This program is inspired by the Free Library of Philadelphia's Medieval Life exhibit, now on view online at freelibrary.org/medievallife
About our presenter:
Adam Ward is a countertenor singer with Chanticleer, a male classical vocal ensemble known for its interpretations of Renaissance music. Ward began singing countertenor while studying french horn, and is now in his fifteenth season with Chanticleer -- he still finds time to pick up the horn and loves to sing renditions of Patsy Cline ballads in his spare time.