Concerts & Events
Spring Frolic 2024!
April 6, 2024 | 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Epiphany Episcopal Parish, Seattle
Join the Medieval Women’s Choir for an afternoon of merriment & tomfoolery, charming company, games, tournaments, circle dances, singalongs, and a concert by your intrepid MWC!
Be entertained by vendors, jugglers, dancers, artists, fortune tellers, champion checkers players, Hildegard (in a rare mood of tomfoolery), Marco Polo, and our own maestro Eric Mentzel with the choir, and lots and lots of fools doing what they do best. Wear a costume or not, enter the Wackiest Hat Contest, watch the Morris Dancers, try the ring toss, balance toilet paper rolls during a precarious stroll, and start your own ad hoc parade! Enjoy mead, wine, punch, heavy hors d’oeuvres, yummy desserts, and a champagne toast to greet the Spring!
Visions and Miracles
Saturday, June 8th, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Saint James Cathedral, Seattle
General Admission: $30
Pay as you will, Student, & Veterans as able
Visions and miracles play a fundamental role in the foundational narratives and sacred texts of Christianity. It is with a miracle at the wedding feast in Cana that Jesus began his public ministry, and miracles are held up in the gospels as one mechanism through which the skeptical are brought to the faith. An acceptance of biblical truth requires the acceptance of a world in which visions and miracles are indisputably real.
No wonder, then, that medieval Christians experienced the world in the same way: celebrating, inventing, narrating, and preserving a dizzying array of visions and miracles. This is a reflection of their intense spirituality and their casual acceptance of the role of the supernatural in daily life. Accounts of miracles and visions permeated the music of the era, often pushing singers to create their most expressive works. Join the MWC as we explore the musical mysticism of the Middle Ages.