The crystalline voices of Trio Mediaeval have captivated audiences since the group was founded in Oslo in 1997. The Grammy-nominated trio’s core repertoire features sacred monophonic and polyphonic medieval music from England, Italy and France; contemporary works written for the ensemble; and traditional Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic ballads and songs. The group’s fruitful relationship with the legendary ECM Records, collaborative spirit, and busy touring schedule has earned them worldwide renown. “Singing doesn’t get more unnervingly beautiful,” wrote Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle, who declared their San Francisco debut “among the musical highlights of the year.” He added, “To hear the group’s note-perfect counterpoint – as pristine and inviting as clean, white linens – is to be astonished at what the human voice is capable of.”
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DISCOGRAPHY

An Old Hall Ladymass

Released: May 19, 2023
Label: 2L

Solacium

Released: June 1, 2021
Label: 2L

Memorabilia

Released: April 24, 2020
Label: NXN Recordings
Composer: Mats Eilertsen

Rímur

Released: March 3, 2017
Label: ECM

The Magical Forest

Released: July 29, 2016
Label: ECM

Aquilonis

Released: November 21, 2014
Label: ECM

Steel Hammer

Released: April 29, 2014
Label: Cantaloupe Music
Composer: Julia Wolfe

A Worcester Ladymass

Released: February 18, 2011
Label: ECM

Folk Songs

Released:October 16, 2007
Label: ECM

Stella Maris

Released: September 27, 2005
Label: ECM

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PROGRAMS / PROJECTS

Yule

Featuring the trio along with keyboardist Catalina Vicens, this program features Scandinavian traditional Christmas folk songs and hymns, English medieval Carols and contemporary works written for Trio Mediæval.

An Old Hall Ladymass

The 15th century choir book known as the Old Hall manuscript was lost to history for the best part of 400 years. The largest surviving collection of medieval motets and mass movements, it is the most celebrated source of English music of the period. Trio Mediaeval performs this music in the company of organetto player Catalina Vicens, alongside new music by Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen and David Lang.

Solacium

A collection of hymns and lullabies – intimate songs as old as time and as new as tomorrow: this is music with no boundaries, celebrating our common humanity.

Folk Songs

Norwegian and Swedish traditional songs, hymns, fiddle tunes and ballads.

Lumen de Lumine

French medieval conductus from Notre Dame, Scandinavian traditional religious folk songs and contemporary works written for Trio Mediaeval.

Wolcome Yole

English medieval carols and Scandinavian traditional Advent and Christmas songs and hymns.

Echoes from St. Hildegard and Las Huelgas

Trio Mediaeval perform pieces for female voices by the iconic Hildegard von Bingen and anonymous composers at Santa Maria la Real de Las Huelgas, one of the most prestigious convents in medieval Spain. Known for their creative interpretations of medieval polyphony, the Trio takes us into more ancient territory, where the evolving solo song merges into the vibrant soundscapes of polyphony.

Anima mea

Trio Mediæval continue their colorful journeys into both the past and the future with a program of music by the iconic Hildegard von Bingen interspersed with pieces written for them by American composers David Lang and William Brooks, and the Norwegian composer Marianne Reidarsdatter Eriksen.