NOMEMUS – Nordic Medieval Music

NOMEMUS makes medieval music alive today for a broad audience of all ages. We want to create events for musical experiences and discoveries. Medieval music is presented at concerts and lectures. Most of the music is presented at an annual festival in Söderköping, Sweden. This is in three concerts but also through courses and lectures. But we also want to present the music at other places and circumstances. For this year we will do a concert in Linköping, and also three concerts and two lectures in Gotland. Our aim is to teach and inspire people around medieval music of both secular and profane tradition, and we hope to create meeting-places and a network for artists, historical specialists and an interested audience.

The festival started in 2008 and takes place every year in the end of August or early September. This is at the same time as the town festival Söderköpings Gästabud. An event that focuses on medieval culture and the history of the town Söderköping . The musicfestival works mainly with professional artists from the Nordic countries but also with artists from countries around the Baltic sea.

This years festival will take place between 24th – 28th of August. The start will be an evening concert at 19, in Linköping cathedral. After that there will be three concerts in the evenings in Söderköping. These will take place as earlier years in the S:t Laurentii church and Drothem church. On Saturday 27th, at 15, there will also be a lecture with music in S:t Laurentii parish house, on hymns to holy saints and other music in praise of saints. On Sunday 28th at 11 there will be a service with medieaval music in S:t Laurentii church.

For the second time there will this year also be a Nomemus festival in Gotland. Three concerts and two lectures, 8 – 11th of August, during the Medieval week. See their website for more information: See also ”Årets program”

We also plan for a course for singers and instrumentalists during all the festival days, starting on the 25th of August. See also ”Årets kurs”. Examples from earlier festival concerts can be viewed on the internet (You Tube). And we also have short lectures on different aspects of medieval music.(see social media below)

Lars Jonsson – Artistic leader