Ordo Virtutum

In September 2005, CAMRA Inc. combined with St. Philip’s to perform, Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) with a new English translation by Colin Forbes and Pat Whitbread. It is a mystical morality play, set to music, about the Virtues, the Soul and the Devil. Arguably, it is the earliest morality play ever written. Hildegard von Bingen was a German abbess who was an extraordinary visionary, poet, scholar and composer. She exercised a wide influence, numbering emperors, kings, prelates and saints among her correspondents. She stands out as a model for the role and influence of women for all time. Most of the parts are for women, but I had a bit part in the off-stage chorus.