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Vision with The Telling: Hildegard of Bingen songs and stories

Vision with The Telling: Hildegard of Bingen songs and stories

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St Mellitus Church

Tollington Park


N4 3AG

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The imagined testimony of the extraordinary medieval Abbess, Hildegard of Bingen soundtracked by her mesmerising chant.

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A half concert/half play by Clare Norburn.

Blurring the boundaries of drama and concert, Vision explores the extraordinary life of the visionary medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen, alongside her haunting and distinctive chant.

Vision aims to give an insight into the painful and visceral visionary experiences Hildegard suffered throughout her life. It is “an imagined testimony” as Hildegard, played by actor Teresa Banham, revisits and re-experiences meaningful episodes from her past.

"Norburn and mezzo Ariane Prüssner are mesmerising in the music. An austerely beautiful piece about a woman whose faith gave her extraordinary strength and courage"The Guardian

"It was the overlap of, interaction between, and communication of the music of Hildegard — two voices and medieval harp — and her spoken word, delivered by Teresa Banham, which made the show such a unified, deep telling... It may not have been billed as a Lenten devotion, but if a moment for reflection is needed, or the desire to understand more of Hildegard is to be fulfilled, it is well worth making the time for this."Church Times

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Teresa Banham as Hildegard​

The Telling:

Clare Norburn, soprano

Clemmie Franks, mezzo

Jean Kelly, harp

Directed by Nicholas Renton (BBC's BAFTA-nominated Mrs Gaskell's Wives and Daughters)

Written & produced by Clare Norburn

Lighting Designer Natalie Rowland

Watch the trailer for the film adaption to give you a feel for the live show:

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