Kristen Dubenion-Smith


Kristen Dubenion-Smith possesses a lyric-mezzo of uncommon beauty, her flickering vibrato and the amber cast of her tone making something special out of the alto arias.”

~John Banno, The Washington Post-


"...A mezzo-soprano with a lilting voice..."

-Rebecca Corbett, The New York Times-


"The listener basked in the luxuriant richness of her lower register, while marveling at the facility of her upper tessitura... the depth of her conviction and connection to the music."

-Patrick McCoy, Washington Life Magazine-


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Eya Medieval Music: Pilgrimage

St. John’s Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

Eya presents Pilgrimage (excerpts)

Eya follows the humming routes of the Camino de Santiago as well as the path towards the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with music of medieval Spain from the Codex Calixtinus, Las Huelgas Codex, and the Llibre Vermell. Interspersed throughout the program are the liturgical songs of Hildegard von Bingen devoted to St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins, martyred along their doomed spiritual journey.

This interweaving of musical styles outlines and explores the progression of body, mind, and spirit along the well-worn and sometimes turbulent path of the pilgrim.