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A musical journey to the Middle Ages with Müsica Antïgua

A musical journey to the Middle Ages with Música Antígua at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, October 16, 2006 – On Thursday, October 26, 2006, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to attend a performance of medieval music by the renowned Spanish ensemble Música Antígua. Under the direction of Spanish medieval music specialist Eduardo Paniagua, the trio will transport you back in time with the exquisite sounds of medieval Christian, Jewish and Moslem Spain. This magnificent concert, presented in partnership with the Outaouais Festival of Sacred Music and the Embassy of Spain, will amaze you with the quality of the performance and the beauty of the music.

Created in 1994, Música Antígua has recorded the complete Cantigas de Santa Maria of King Alfonso X, one of the largest compilations of musical pieces that has survived from the 13th century. Musical director Eduardo Paniagua splendidly marries medieval songs with typical instruments of the period, such as the lute, flute and viola. A unique opportunity to hear one of the world’s most celebrated medieval ensembles.

Música Antígua
Thursday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
Museum Theatre
Tickets: $20
Tickets on sale at the Museum Box Office

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

2006-10-16 00:00:00.000

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