The group Trio Mediaeval consists of three women who met and combined their vocal forces in Oslo, Norway. The trio has released an album called Aquilonis which features some music for the Advent season. The album’s repertoire travels from Iceland to Italy, from 12th-century Italian sacred pieces to modern works written especially for the trio’s unique vocal qualities.
Classical 90.5 is featuring Aquilonis as well as other new releases during this holiday season. Enjoy this selection from an earlier recording by Trio Mediaeval:
In celebration of Chanukah/Hannukah, Classical 90.5 is proud to offer the following specials:
Eight Nights of Chanukah – December 16th-24th 4pm
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell.
Candles Burning Brightly – December 16th 8pm
Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There’s plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel
The Mediaeval Baebes originated in 1996 and was organized by singer Katharine Blake. Her idea was to combine unapologetic sexuality with traditional period performances of early vocal repertoire. During the group’s 17 year run, it has released several albums and toured around the world.
The groups latest release, Kings & Angels, is a collection of Christmas carols. The singers are joined by instrumentalists playing strings and percussion. Classical 90.5 will play this as part of our holiday music mix for 2014.