Our Nineteenth Season

In the Footsteps of Ockeghem

Honored in his day as an exceptional composer, and even more as a kind and patient teacher, Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410-1497) directly and indirectly influenced a generation of younger composers of the Franco-Flemish school. Carmina presents sacred and secular works by Josquin, Busnois, Obrecht, Brumel, and Ockeghem himself. Our featured work will be the Missa de Venerabili Sacramento by Johannes Prioris.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
6201 Dunrobbin Drive
Bethesda, MD 20816
Free street parking
Suggested donation $15

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 pm
St. George's Episcopal Church
905 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Free street parking
Tickets at the door: $10/students free
Info: 540-373-4133, stgeorgesepiscopal.net

The Play of the Virtues

by Hildegard von Bingen

with Allison Mondel, soprano, as Anima (the Soul);
Wilson Hutton, actor, as Diabolus (the Devil)

Illuminare presents an abridged version of Hildegard von Bingen's morality play, Ordo Virtutum. Tempted by the Devil, the Soul strays, but is redeemed with the help of the Virtues. This is Hildegard’s most ambitious musical work and one of the oldest musical plays from western Europe.

As a prelude, Illuminare will sing musical contemplations on the subject of Virtue from the Carmina Burana manuscript, compiled in the early thirteenth century.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Fairfax United Methodist Church
10300 Stratford Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free parking
Free-will donation
Info: 703-591-3120, fairfaxumc.org


Read about some of our past performances.