Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 – 7:30 p.m.
L’Ermitage – Salle Jacques Giguère
Collège de Montréal
3510, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
Montréal, H3H 1T9

Bus Bus : 24
Métro Guy-Concordia Station (Saint-Mathieu Exit)
Paid parking is available on the Hermitage site


Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) is one of the most recognizable medieval women, famous for her visionary writings and paintings, medical treatises, as well as over 70 musical compositions. In all of her works, Hildegard’s voice was highly original, offering a distinctly female perspective. Her songs were dedicated to various heavenly beings, and highest in this pantheon was Mary, the radiant jewel blooming with the power to save humanity. The other most beloved saint was Ursula and her 11,000-strong army of martyrs, who served as inspiration for many of Hildegard’s most beautiful and intricate pieces.


Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

Quia ergo femina
antiphon for the Virgin Mary

Ave Maria, O auctrix vite
responsory for the Virgin Mary

O tu illustrata 
antiphon for the Virgin Mary

Favus distillans

responsory for Saint Ursula and the 11,000 virgins

Aer enim volat/Psalm 148
antiphon and psalm for Saint Ursula and the 11,000 virgins

O Ecclesia 
sequence for Saint Ursula and the 11,000 virgins

O nobilissima viriditas
responsory for the virgins

O viridissima virga 
sequence for the Virgin Mary

Hodie aperuit 
antiphon for the Virgin Mary


Ensemble Scholastica

Élodie Bouchard, soprano
Leah Weitzner, soprano
Angèle Trudeau, mezzo and symphonia
Rebecca Bain, mezzo and fiddle

Rebecca Bain, musical direction