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Alkemie's spirited performances of medieval music are grounded in historical performance practice and fed by our love of experimentation.

VERDANT MEDICINE: Premieres April 30!

In the words of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), "the senses are to a person as precious stones sealed in a vase."


Deepen your experience with a concert you can not only hear and see - but also touch, smell, and taste! This multi-media experience includes a set of hand-made image cards that expand upon the music with quotes from Hildegard paired with physical materials featured in her mystical and medical writings.

The premiere concert broadcast will be immediately followed by a discussion of Hildegard and medieval pharmacognosy (i.e. plant medicine) by Dr. Victoria Sweet, Dr. Alisha Rankin, and Dr. Minji Lee, and moderated by Johns Hopkins historian of medicine Dr. Mary Fissell.

This program is generously sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health and supported by the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies

Verçeppe - Alkemie Live 2019
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Stay tuned for more - We are announcing performances a month in advance


Verdant Medicine

Livestreamed Friday, April 30 at 2 pm EDT


Sweet Friendship

Capitol Early Music Broadcast

May 21


Sweet Friendship

Capitol Early Music Workshops

May 22

Alkemie is supported by

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Alkemie awarded NYSCA grant

We are so pleased to announce that we have been awarded a New York State Council for the Arts  grant to support our programming in 2021!  We are so honored that New York has recognized and chosen to support our work as we continue to find ways to make music and connect with people during these difficult times. 

Share more music with us in 2021

We are thrilled to have finally made it to 2021 - we hope you are, too! This May Capitol Early Music will present a video broadcast of Sweet Friendship (on May 21) along with a day of online educational workshops on (on May 22). This video features period costumes and (hair!) as well as beautiful dances and songs from fifteenth-century France and Italy - we can't wait to share it with you.

Alkemie now available on Bandcamp