Ex Tenebris ad Lucem
4 singers and instrumentalists
A varied musical itinerary through the Medieval vision of the eternal struggle between Life and Light against Death and Darkness: familiar, yet difficult to grasp in all its subtleties. The perception of Time in the Middle Ages was fundamentally tied to the concrete reality of agricultural and natural phenomena. Its basic subdivisions, reflected in all aspects of life, are bipolar - Night and Day, abundance and famine. A time full of contrasts, as were the Manichaean tendencies of Medieval Europe which saw the supernatural contrast of Good and Evil reflected in the dramatic, cyclic alternation of Birth and Death, Dawn and twilight, summer and winter and Christmas and the Passion of Christ in the liturgical calendar.