When thinking about the musical life of Medieval monks, Gregorian chant comes to mind. But this program reveals other music the monks were singing that was far from Christian, as they incorporated writings of Roman authors and thinkers, such as Homer and Horace, and the deeply moving poems of Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy.
This program is in supported by the UChicago Program in Medieval Studies.
6:30 PM pre-concert lecture with Anne Robertson
7:30 PM concert: Monks Singing Pagans: Medieval Songs of Heroes, Gods, and Strong Women