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“The Play of Daniel: A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited”

February 8, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St., Eugene, OR 97405

The renowned early music group The Boston Camerata, under the direction of French musician and musicologist Anne Azéma, will be in Eugene for a six-day educational and performing visit culminating in a public performance of the rare musical drama “The Play of Daniel.” Written about 1230 at Beauvais Cathedral in northern France, “The Play of Daniel” is a powerful medieval mystery play that combines old and new, bringing together music and movement, theater and liturgy, light and shadow, to retell the biblical story of the young prophet for today’s audiences. This will be a rare opportunity to hear the Middle Ages as it actually sounded, using a manuscript actually written in neumes (medieval musical notation). 

In the days preceding the performance members of the ensemble will visit numerous classes and give talks across campus.

Both “Hymns of Kassianë” and “The Play of Daniel” are free and open to the public. For more information about Cappella Romana’s concert contact Stephen Shoemaker, sshoemak@uoregon.edu. For more information about The Boston Camerata’s performance contact Gina Psaki, rpsaki@uoregon.edu.