Biblical Heroes in Medieval Song

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Peter Walker’s self-accompanied program of medieval sequences illuminates pivotal moments in the lives of biblical heroes. The program is interspersed with commentary and conversation by Walker and Jeremy Rhizor.

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Peter Walker, bass-baritone and harp/symphonia

Described as a “commanding” singer by a recent Boston Globe review, Peter Walker performs with the Handel + Haydn Society, Chapter House, GRAMMY-nominated Skylark Ensemble, Kuhmo Kamarimusiiki, Staunton Music Festival, Blue Heron, Pomerium, and GRAMMY-nominated Clarion Society Choir. Peter has presented lectures at Vassar College and the University of Virginia, and is a member of the Schola Cantorum at the Oratory of Saints Cyril and Methodius. He won the Overseas Class in the Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society Competition in 2016, and is active as a researcher, transcriber, and arranger of music ranging from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.

Jeremy Rhizor, master of ceremonies

Jeremy Rhizor is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Baroque oratorio repertoire and is the driving force for its revival in the United States. Along with reviving the music of oratorios, Rhizor has reconstructed the format of oratorio performances by retaining the lecture or sermon between musical halves in large-scale two-part oratorios. As the founder and artistic director of the Academy of Sacred Drama, Rhizor built an organization inspired by Baroque academies into an institution that champions the performance and research of sacred drama. Noted for playing “virtuosically but with fluid grace” by The New York Times, Rhizor is a core member of Aureas Voces in Nova Scotia and performs with early music ensembles throughout North America on the violin. He will be the guest concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra for a Naxos Records recording in the 2020–2021 season. Rhizor lives in White Plains, NY.

Omnis caro peccaverat – Anon.
Cambridge Add. MS 710

Samson dux fortissime – Anon.
Harley MS 978

–Discord questions–

Dolorum solatium – Peter Abelard
MS Bodley 79

Stond wel, moder, under roode – Anon.
British Library MS Royal 12 E