Anonymous 4, the female vocal quartet that has long been at the forefront of modern interpretation of medieval chant and polyphonic music is coming to the Nyack next month.
The concert will kick off the 40th season of GraceMusic on Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Gothic-style nave of Grace Episcopal Church in the village on the banks of the Hudson River at the western end of the Tappan Zee bridge. It’s an intimate room with a bright, lively acoustic. The concert is a benefit for the parish’s Second Mile fund-raising campaign.
The internationally known a cappella quartet will perform a program called Secret Voices: The Sisters of Las Huelgas. It features 13th-century polyphony and sacred Latin song from the Spanish Las Huelgas Codex, collected for a convent of aristocratic women. They defied a rule that forbade them to sing polyphony and produced the most beautiful and demanding music in Europe at that time.
Anonymous 4 performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. A meet-the-artists reception follows the concert. Free child care available. Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY. (845) 358-1297. $20 at the door.