When: Sun., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. 2008
Rarely do we have the opportunity to see a semi-staged production of medieval mystic nun Hildegard von Bingen's great passion play, OrdoVirtutum. In the throats of the women of San Francisco Renaissance Voices, the transcendent beauty of Hildegard's writing and the depth of her faith are expertly conveyed. The only-in-San Francisco production, which adds Kathak choreography, Bansuri flute, Celtic Harp, and some very questionable costuming to the mix, is another matter entirely, and high in entertainment value. At St. John's Presbyterian (2727 College Ave., Berkeley) on Sunday, August 17. 4 p.m., $10-20. SFRV.com or 510-845-6830.
Anneli Star Josselin Rufus