SOURCE: Glencairn Museum

Glencairn Museum

April 14, 2015 07:30 ET

Medieval Catholic Music Highlights Annual Religious Arts Fest

Glencairn Museum to Host Variety of Religious Artists at Sacred Arts Festival

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Spiritual arts take center stage at Glencairn Museum's highly anticipated yearly Sacred Arts Festival, Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 5 p.m.

One of the many highlights of the annual Sacred Arts Festival will be live music provided by the solo-voice ensemble Les Canards Chantants, Glencairn's resident ensemble for the 2015-2016 season.

Hailed for their "perfectly balanced voices" and their "at times reverent, at times playful" approach, Les Canards Chantants is an international ensemble specializing in the dynamic interpretation of renaissance vocal music. The ensemble will sing spiritually-inspired songs from 14th century Catholic to colonial American during the dismantling ceremony of a Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala.

Each year Glencairn strives to bring back favorite demonstrations like glassblowing, while showcasing something new. This year will include a record-breaking number of demonstrations including blacksmithing, stone carving, mosaic making, manuscript illumination, Icon painting, Gutenberg-style printing press, stained glass painting and workshop, and sacred henna art, where for a token fee women and girls can have a design painted on their hand; men and boys can get free temporary tattoos.

To pre-register for workshops, visit here.

Art created hundreds of years ago will also be on view. The galleries will be open for self-guided tours, an opportunity that only comes twice a year. Visitors may also enjoy café treats for sale by Be Well Bakery; watch an orientation video; take a cell phone audio tour; see the current exhibition, Marc Chagall and the Bible; shop at the museum store, and of course, take in the view from the tower!

Admission for the festival is $10 adults, $8 seniors and students (including college) with I.D., and free for Glencairn members and children 3 and under.

Glencairn also invites guests to visit during the creation of the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala, April 22 through April 25, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm daily. Donations welcome.

For more information visit www.glencairnmuseum.org or call 267-502-2600.

Glencairn Museum is located at 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009.

Located just outside Philadelphia, Glencairn Museum is part of the Bryn Athyn Historic District. This National Landmark offers family-friendly programs in a picturesque setting, including Cairnwood, a Gilded Age estate; Glencairn, a castle-like museum; and Gothic-Romanesque Bryn Athyn Cathedral. 

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