(EFFINGHAM, IL) – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that the St. Hildegard von Bingen Schola and sister choir Le Petite Flamme will present their Christmas concert Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. and again on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the hospital Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.
The St. Hildegard von Bingen Schola is a small choir of multitalented ladies, ages 11 to 18, whose mission is to spread the Gospel message of Christ singing the sacred music of the Church. at the mass and in concert. Their repertoire includes a Capella Latin motets and contemporary compositions.
Celebrating their sixth year of beautiful music together current Hildegard members are: Carly Spraul, Makenna Grubb, Rachael Kemme, Olivia Spraul, Elizabeth Kabbes, Abby Dietzen, Madison Brummer, Grace Walker, Anna Zaccari, and Joanna Mitchell. Sister choir, La Petite Flamme, celebrating their second year, includes members Shae Condor, Evie Sayne, Susy Trupaino, and Addy Overbeck.
The St. Hildegard Schola is named after German Benedictine nun Hildegard of Bingen who is recognized as a Doctor of the Church for her scientific and artistic contributions to the academic studies of medicine and music.
The Hildegard Scholas are under the direction of Barbara Konrad who is a professional musician of the piano, organ, and voice and teaches private music lessons in her Konrad Piano Farms studio. She is currently the Director of Music and Organist for Immaculate Conception in Mattoon. In May 2016, Barbara received her Masters of Art in Catholic Liturgy from the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, IL.
For more information about the St. Hildegard von Bingen Schola concert, contact St. Anthony’s Pastoral Care department at (217) 347-1225.