Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Soloists' Biographies

Lydia Brotherton

Soprano Lydia Brotherton graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A., Honors in Music, and completed her Masters studies in Voice and Historical Performance at Boston University. As a winner of a U.S. Fulbright performing arts grant in 2010-2011, she studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and now lives in Berlin.

She has performaned with Berlin Baroque in the Berlin Philharmoniker; with Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel; Bach’s H-moll Messe with Académie baroque européene d’Ambronay under Sigiswald Kuijken; Bach’s Johannes-Passion at Aldeburgh Easter Weekend with Mark Padmore, and as a Britten-Pears Young Artist.  Lydia has also performed with the Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival, with Tragicomedia under Stephen Stubbs,  with the Handel and Haydn Society Boston, with Ensemble Phoenix Munich, and she has toured internationally as soloist with the Boston Camerata. She has recorded with Ensemble Phoenix Munich for Harmonia Mundi France, with the ensemble Candens Lilium for WDR/Raumklang, with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus, for CPO.

Upcoming Concerts

22 August 2024
Brauweiler, Germany (Abteikirche St. Nikolaus Brauweiler), 7.30 pm
Musen der Sphären (World Premiere)

24 October 2024
Prague, University of Prague (Boethius 150th anniversary)
Boethius - Songs of Consolation (Quartet)

14 February 2025
Kulturzentrum Peterskirche, Kempen
Musen der Sphären

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Benjamin Bagby's teaching activities in 2019

In March 2019, Benjamin will give two weekend courses on the solo songs of Philippe le Chancelier (d. 1236). The courses are being hosted by the Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris. Dates: 9-10 and 30-31 March.
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After retiring from his teaching position at the University of Paris - Sorbonne, where he taught between 2005 and 2018 in the professional masters program, Benjamin Bagby continues to travel widely in 2019 to teach practical workshops for young professionals:

Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen-Werden, Germany).
Benjamin has joined the faculty of this renowned masters program for liturgical chant performance and medieval music. The dates of his courses in 2019: 5-7 April; 26-28 April; 17-19 May; 30 May–01 June.
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For the second year in a row, Benjamin will teach an intensive course in the 8th International Course on Medieval Music Performance (Besalú, Spain): Songs of the troubadours (for singers and instrumentalists).
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Amherst Early Music Festival (Connecticut College, New London CT) 21-28 July:
An intensive course on the solo cansos of the Occitan troubadours, with a focus on songs from the great Milan songbook Bibl. Ambr. R71 sup. (for singers and instrumentalists).
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