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Hildegard von Bingen - heaven and earth

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Published on Dec 26, 2011

Akademisk Kor.
Nenia Zenana, conductor.

The works of Hildegard von Bingen.
Blessed Hildegard of Bingen (German: Hildegard von Bingen; Latin: Hildegardis Bingensis) (1098 -- 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama.

She wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters, liturgical songs, poems, and arguably the oldest surviving morality play, while supervising brilliant miniature Illuminations.

Academic Choir is a choir from Copenhagen. The chorus refers to himself as a oratoriekor and acts every year two major works by oratorie size and also always Handel's Messiah at Christmas.
The approximately 70 singers in Academic Choir are all amateurs, as for the individuals concerned have decades of experience in the choir. Academic Choir strive despite his amateur status, a semi professional standard and are working constantly to upskilling. Choir has been on a number of concert tours and recording new singers at regular intervals.


Academic Choir is linked to the Academic Orchestra in a single institution. As with the choir comprises Academic Orchestra of talented amateurs.
Academic Choir was founded in 1935, in association with the well-established Academic Orchestra, which had been founded in 1899. Choir's name originated from the Association, as the singers had to student environment. Students can still be found in the choir, but today's choristers are admitted from all environments.

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