[PAST EVENT] [CANCELED] Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music

March 27, 2020
Wren Building, Great Hall
111 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
  • Paid event
  • Ticketed event

CANCELED: All events and gatherings in university facilities as well as university-sponsored events on and off campus are suspended through at least April 3. This includes events sponsored by any registered student organization and other affiliated groups. Whenever possible, W&M will seek opportunities to enable some events through virtual means and platforms. Learn more: https://www.wm.edu/news/announcements/alert/

Eya is an award-winning vocal ensemble based in Washington, D.C. specializing in the interpretation
of medieval music for women’s voices. Lauded as “remarkable” and “gorgeous” (The Washington Post), Eya is an early music ensemble of hauntingly beautiful vocal quality married with deep spirit. Eya crafts programs that interweave diverse repertories, forging new points of connection between contemporary audiences and medieval repertoire which underline our common humanity with early poets and composers. Eya has performed at a variety of notable venues including the National Gallery of Art, The Music Center at Strathmore, Washington National Cathedral, and Dumbarton Oaks, as well as numerous colleges, universities, and concert series across the East Coast. They have been featured on Voice of America radio and Millennium of Music on NPR and are the recipient of the 2013 Ovation Award for Best Specialty Group: Early Music, as well as a 2015 nominee for Most Creative Programming. They are also a 2018 nominee for Best New Recording following their latest album release, The Three Marys. Eya (pronounced “EH-yah”) is a Latin exclamation of joy. Learn more at www.eyaensemble.com. Praised for “her lovely limpid colors in good harmony with her musical intelligence” (Perform Arts Perugia), Crossley Hawn enjoys an engaging career in various styles of music in the D.C. area. Allison Mondel is a highly versatile performing artist and teacher. She has been lauded by The Washington Post for her “ethereal soprano” and “spare, otherworldly radiance... a performance from across the centuries, full of distant and irresistible beauties.” Recognized for her “velvety legato and embracing warmth of sound” (Washington Classical Review), mezzo-soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith enjoys an active performing career in oratorio and sacred vocal chamber music.   Admission: $5, free with William & Mary ID


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