St. Johnsbury – Catamount Arts will present the Grammy-nominated Trio Mediæval in St. Johnsbury at South Church, on December 10, at 7 p.m. The Norway-based trio presents a program of medieval sacred music, folk music, contemporary Nordic jazz, and improvisation, both with and without instruments.
Formed in 1997, Trio Mediæval consists of original members Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Anna Maria Friman and, since 2018, Jorunn Lovise Husan. Their first disc “Words of the Angel” (2001) launched the group into the circles of early music ensembles and introduced them to a broad international audience.
A typical Trio Mediæval program combines their many varied strands of musical exploration: a historically-informed performance of mediæval sacred music, folk music (adapted and arranged by members of the group); contemporary Nordic jazz; specially commissioned works; and improvisation with or without instruments.
Trio Mediæval has toured extensively in Europe and USA, and has visited Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, and most recently, Australia. The trio has been invited to appear on the most prestigious stages in the world, including Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center.