Capella Artemisia to perform at The Center at Donaldson
Capella Artemisia, an all-female ensemble from Bologna, Italy present INVINCIBLE! 17th-Century Italian Nuns Sing of Virgins and Martyrs, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Ancilla Domini Chapel at The Center at Donaldson at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The performance features music composed by Italian Nuns of the 17th-Century and is dedicated to the great women of the Church.
These women include Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Catherine of Alexandria, and the nuns of Italy too numerous to name, many who were martyred for their faith. Since its inception in 1991, Cappella Artemisia has received critical and popular praise both for the rarity and originality of its repertoire and for the high quality of its performances. It has appeared at some of the most prestigious European and North American festivals of early music and its concerts and recordings have been broadcast on radios throughout Italy, Europe and North America.
Cappella Artemisia takes its name from the painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, a striking figure in 17th-century Italy whose artistic accomplishments are finally beginning to be recognized. The group, under the direction of Candace Smith, performs works originally intended for and performed by the many talented women whose families consigned them to the convent—sometimes against their will—during the Baroque period.
The performance, which will be followed by refreshments, is free and open to the public. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this dynamic performance. For more information, please contact Andrew Jennings, Director of Liturgy and Music at The Center at Donaldson, at 574-935-1723, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center at Donaldson is sponsored by The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.
Ancilla Domini Chapel
Plymouth, 46563, IN, United States