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New Words for Old Songs!

  • St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church 17 South Fitzhugh Street Rochester, NY, 14614 United States (map)

In collaboration with the American Literary Translators Association annual conference, the Rochester Early Music Festival (REMF) offers a concert of early vocal music performed by chamber choir Musica Spei. For this event, ALTA translators have contributed translations of texts in the following languages selected from Musica Spei's repertoire: Medieval French, Medieval Latin, German, Old Church Slavonic, Flemish, and Polish. Musical selections will be presented as original poetic text, sung text, and in new translation, celebrating the theme of "Sight and Sound" that focuses this year's ALTA conference and enlivening this Medieval and Renaissance musical repertoire with modern translated meaning.

More information about the ALTA organization and conference may be found on their website.