Entries by Kathryn Smith

Weaving the World: March 4, 2017

In the current issue of The WholeNote, Andrew Timar writes: “…In another fascinating March 4 concert – this one by two very different choirs, Schola Magdalena presents the joint program Weaving the World with Schola Magdalena and Darbazi at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Schola Magdalena’s guest, Darbazi, is Toronto’s first choir specializing in the […]

In Praise of Holier Women

Our spring concert, “In Praise of Holier Women,” honours the Virgin Mary, St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Julian of Norwich, St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Cecilia and Florence Nightingale. The program will feature Gregorian Chant, Hildegard of Bingen, medieval polyphony, Machaut, early Canadian monastic music,  as well as new works by Stephanie Martin […]

An Introduction to St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

In January 2015, Schola Magdalena sang a Compline service in honour of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys. We were delighted to have Dr. Mairi Cowan give an introduction to this Canadian saint. The text of her fascinating presentation is published below (with the Dr. Cowan’s permission.)     A Brief Introduction to Marguerite Bourgeoys and her vie […]