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National Heritage. Royal Library of the Monastery of El Escorial, Cantigas de Santa María, 029R.

Special guest Brian Kay

The Guiding Star: Pilgrimage Songs from Medieval Iberia

Join us for a sumptuous musical journey to the Middle Ages with voices and historical instruments.

GRAMMY® Award winner Brian Kay, modern-day troubadour, joins Early Music Michigan for an evening of music from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, the Codex Las Huelgas, and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. These manuscripts contain stirring songs and dances collected from pilgrims visiting the shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat and mesmerizing chants composed for the choir of nuns at the monastery of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas.

These are some of the most popular and frequently recorded pieces of early music, with timeless appeal. Join Early Music Michigan and guests at beautiful St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo for a free concert to celebrate EMM’s return and the joyful spirit of these ancient songs.

Event Details

June 1, 2024 at 7 p.m.
St. Augustine Cathedral
542 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
FREE ADMISSION

EMM Event Calendar

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June2024
The Guiding Star: Pilgrimage Songs from Medieval IberiaA sumptuous musical journey to the Middle Ages with voices and historical instruments.
FREE ADMISSION
7 p.m.St. Augustine Cathedral
Kalamazoo

Stay tuned for information about more EMM events in 2024!


More Early Music in the Community

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Three in Eight: Sainte Foi, Estorie des Engles, and Floire et Blancheflor – The Pneuma EnsembleThe Pneuma Ensemble performs music of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, featuring Gaven Dianda on plucked strings, Eleanor Verrette on vielle, and Tricia Postle on voice and psaltery.
7 p.m.Kanley Chapel
Western Michigan University
$20

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