Order of the Virtues

by Canberra International Music Festival

Canberra International Music Festival presented a rare performance in full of Hildegard of Bingen’s liturgical drama from 1151 Ordo Virtutum about the soul’s struggle between the forces of good and evil.  Performed at Fitters' Workshop in May 2015.

Early Music specialist Koen van Stade directed The Song Company and the vocalists among the Young Artist Festival Fellows, with soprano Anna Fraser as the Soul and bass Clive Birch in the role of the Devil.  (To read the text of Julie Hotchins' pre-concert talk on Hildegard and the Order of Virtues, click here.)

The concert was supported by ICON Water (formerly ACTEW) and sponsored by Judith Healy.  Recording engineer was Kimmo Vennonen.