Our Nineteenth Season

The Play of the Virtues

by Hildegard von Bingen

with Allison Mondel, soprano, as Anima (the Soul);
Wilson Hutton, actor, as Diabolus (the Devil)

Illuminare presents an abridged version of Hildegard von Bingen's morality play, Ordo Virtutum. Tempted by the Devil, the Soul strays, but is redeemed with the help of the Virtues. This is Hildegard’s most ambitious musical work and one of the oldest musical plays from western Europe.

As a prelude, Illuminare will sing musical contemplations on the subject of Virtue from the Carmina Burana manuscript, compiled in the early thirteenth century.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Fairfax United Methodist Church
10300 Stratford Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free parking
Free-will donation
Info: 703-591-3120, fairfaxumc.org


Read about some of our past performances.