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“[The singers] are mesmerising in the music. An austerely beautiful piece about a woman whose faith gave her extraordinary strength and courage”

The Guardian

A concertplay (where music and theatre collide) written by Clare Norburn and directed by BAFTA-nominated Nicholas Renton.

Vision explores the extraordinary life of the visionary medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen, providing an insight into the painful and visceral visionary experiences Hildegard suffered throughout her life. It is “an imagined testimony” as Hildegard, played by actor Teresa Banham (subject to availability), revisits and re-experiences meaningful memories alongside her haunting and distinctive chant, with full staging and stunning lighting.

Plus, from 7pm, Folkestone History Society will give a 30-minute talk on St Eanswythe, an Anglo-Saxon princess, who is said to have founded Folkestone Priory, one of the first Christian monastic communities for women in Britain.

The performance will start at 7.45pm and last approx. 1 hour with no interval.

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Teresa Banham, actor as Hildegard (subject to availability)

Clare Norburn, singer

Clemmie Franks, singer

Jean Kelly, harp

Supported by a grant from Angel Early Music.

Including pre-concert talk from Folkestone History Society 7pm-7.30pm