OXFORD, Miss. – The beautiful and mysterious Mediaeval Baebes, a British ensemble of female musicians, will perform their arrangements of familiar Christmas carols Dec. 9 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts as part of their “Of Kings and Angels” concert series.
The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $17 and $23 apiece, depending on seating, are available at the UM Box Office, located inside the Ole Miss Student Union, or by calling 662-915-7411.
In addition to singing Christmas classics and traditional medieval songs, the Mediaeval Baebes take texts from the time period and put them to original compositions using traditional medieval instruments. Those stories include tales of unrequited love, the inevitability of death and various misadventures.
When these pieces are sung in a variety of languages from Latin, Middle English, Medieval French and German to Cornish and Medieval Welsh, the time period is truly brought to life.
“The Mediaeval Baebes are highly skilled musicians and have learned to perform on traditional medieval instruments, allowing this style of music to be accessible to modern audiences,” said Kate Meacham, Ford Center marketing director. “We hope audiences in Oxford will take the opportunity to see such a unique performance.”