Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vocalists of Trio Medieval breathe life into old and new songs

The art of vocal production is both subtle and difficult, and the Trio Medieval displayed their impressive skills Saturday night in a program of English Medieval polyphony and Norwegian folk songs.

Presented at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception by the Friends of Chamber Music, Trio Medieval featured three female singers from Norway. Individually and as a group, they displayed a penchant for a light, clean and stunningly beautiful vocal color. Recording artists with the prestigious ECM label, their recordings have been very well received, one even receiving a Grammy nomination. The first half of the program featured medieval sacred music from Worcester, in the west of England. It combined a number of musical settings of parts of the Mass text with other devotional works and even two pieces written in the 21st century.

Click here to read this article from the Kansas City Star