Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Sequentia celebrates its 37th anniversary in March 2014



Worldwide Representation

Jon Aaron
Managing Director
Aaron Concert Artists
220 West 148th St. 4J
New York City 10039, NY / USA
Phone: 212-665-0313

Production consultant (Europe)

Valérie Lafont
Cinquièmes Cordes
1bis, passage Duhesme
F-75018 Paris / France
Phone: +33(0)6 77 09 62 32


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Soloists' Biographies

Agnethe Christensen

Agnethe Christensen, originally from Sweden, studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory and specialized in renaissance and medieval singing with Andrea von Ramm in Basel and furthermore in Rome and Paris. Well known for her unconventional interpretations of modern and classical works, folk and early vocal music. Agnethe has worked with modern composers Luca Lombardi, Palle Mikkelborg, Wolfgang Rihm, Luciano Berio and John Cage, with opera, folk and film music.

Agnethe's expertise is within the field of early music and historically informed folk music  and together with ULV where she performs medieval Nordic ballads and sacred music with singer Lena Susanne Norin and fiddle player Elizabeth Gaver, she presents Swedish traditional music in a historic perspective.

Home in Copenhagen she works together with the the medieval ensemble Alba and together with the Welsh harper Helen Davies with traditional music from Shetland, Orkney and the Hebridees searching the old norse influence and reconstructing the old poetry of the past. In the project Music of the Mysteries she collaborates with musicians from both the classical and  world music scene.

Upcoming Concerts

1 March 2014
Dutch Harp Festival, Utrecht NL

10 April 2014
Cambridge, MA, USA, Harvard University

16 April 2014
Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk VA, USA

22 April 2014
Carnegie Hall / Zankel Hall, NYC, USA

27 April 2014
The Cloisters, NYC, USA
Frankish Phantoms

See full concert schedule



Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship for 2013

This year's scholarship has been awarded by Early Music America to mezzo-soprano and scholar Isabella Shaw.



New courses for 2013 are listed here.


Sequentia on BBC 3

Benjamin Bagby was recently in London, where he appeared as a guest on the BBC 3 'Early Music Show' to talk about Sequentia. The podcast version of his interview with host Catherine Bott can be heard here.


New recording

The program 'Voices from the Island Sanctuary' was recorded by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln in October 2012. A CD release in 2013 is currently being negotiated.


Beowulf on DVD

Benjamin Bagby’s legendary performance of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf (part I) recorded live in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Visit the Beowulf website

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