A Feather on the Breath of God

Photo: Marie White

In her uniquely crystal-clear soprano voice, Dame Emma Kirkby opened the evening with “Columbia aspexit (de sancto Maximmino)” composed by Hildegard Von Bingen.

For the opening concert of the Quebec International of Sacred Music, English soprano Dame Emma Kirkby joined the choristers of La Schola Cantorum and the Theatre of Early Music, led by the Festival’s artistic director, Daniel Taylor, in works by the medieval German composer Hildegard von Bingen, and by Thomas Tallis, Henry Purcell, and GP da Palestrina.