Virgo Splendens Album Cover

Virgo splendens

Medieval music for women’s voices

© Copyright – Schola Magdalena / SJM 009 (654367026823)

Schola Magdalena’s second recording was launched at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on September 24, 2011.

Much of the music on this CD is devoted to the Virgin Mary. The four Marian anthems for the changing seasons of the liturgical year are all represented here, as well as the polyphonic motets addressed to our Lady.

The album cover is taken from an icon painted by a member of the Russian royal family who lived in Toronto. She offered the icon as a gift to Healey WIllan, and it now hangs in the Lady Chapel of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

Recording engineer: Frank Lockwood, Lockwood ARS, Toronto