The Medieval Women’s Choir began in 1990

It started as a class for twelve women at the Northwest Center for Early Music Studies, an organization founded by Margriet Tindemans and Sally Mitchell. The choir presented its first concert in 1991 and expanded to a two-concert season in 1995–96. After three years as a professional affiliate of the Early Music Guild, the choir incorporated as an independent organization in November 1999, led by Ms. Tindemans.

Special Projects

Two recordings: River of Red: Music of Hildegard of Bingen (2006: printing sold out; available via download) and Laude Novella: Music of the Italian Middle Ages (2009; download or call 206-264-4822 to order a CD).

Commissioned works by modern composers incorporating settings of medieval texts, including composers:

  • Karen Thomas
  • Peter Seibert
  • Shira Kammen
  • Margriet Tindemans

Our 25-year Repertoire

The Medieval Women’s Choir has presented repertoire from:

  • The British Isles
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Germany
  • Scandinavia
  • The Netherlands

Special Themes

  • Medieval Jewish Sephardic Music
  • The Music of St. Hildegard of Bingen
  • Cantigas of Santa Maria
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Mary
  • Pilgrimages
  • Semi-Staged Narratives
    • Ordo Virtutum
    • City of Ladies
    • Heloise & Abelard