The Saga of Ragnar Loðbrok and other tales
Chapter House weaves together stories and music to create unique concert experiences. In this program, Peter and Sarah Walker explore the rich lore of the medieval Norse world, including the saga of the legendary viking Ragnar Loðbrok, tales from the Eddas featuring mythical gods and giants, and the Vinland sagas, which describe Leif Eriksson’s discovery of the New World centuries before Columbus. Music is drawn from medieval and traditional sources, and performed on a variety of instruments including Swedish bagpipe, Norwegian medieval lyre, overtone flute, tagelharpa, and kantele.
Friday, October 18th | 7pm | tickets $25; $15 for members
ABOUT: Chapter House was formed in 2018 by Peter and Sarah Walker, in order to bring old tales to new audiences. Firmly grounded in scholarship and tradition, the duo is dedicated to rediscovering and reinvigorating the connection between song and story. Chapter House has been featured on concert series presented by Gotham Early Music, the Society for Historically Informed Performance, and the GRAMMY-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Peter Walker is a critically acclaimed singer and award winning piper who performs with ensembles in the US and abroad, and has lectured on early music at Vassar College and the University of Virginia. Sarah grew up in the Appalachian storytelling tradition, and has performed extensively in her home state of West Virginia and throughout New England. She holds degrees in Medieval Studies, Art History, and Library Science, and is a children’s librarian in Connecticut.