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28th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts with Kathryn Barush

Wednesday, March 10th 2021, 5:15pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

‘Shield, help, & bring to joy': Pilgrimage through Sacred Song

Once upon a time, in medieval England, the Virgin Mary appeared to a nature-loving hermit named Godric and gave him a song to sing in times of crisis...for joy, for protection, for health. Come join us to hear the story of Godric and how we might think of pilgrimage song and chant as a holy relic and sacred souvenir. 

Dr. Barush will draw on her fieldwork with the British Pilgrimage Trust to discuss the continuing resonances of Godric's song today. The program will include the world-premiere of an arrangement of the ancient melody by musician and GTU PhD candidate Stefan Waligur with vocalists Paul Kircher and Mary Beth Lamb.

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Kathryn Barush is the Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. Associate Professor of Art History and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. She received her doctorate in the History of Art from the University of Oxford and has held previous positions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and at the Yale Center for British Art. She is the author of Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790 – 1950. Her book, Imaging Pilgrimage: Art as Embodied Experience (London:  Bloomsbury Visual Culture), is forthcoming.  

 Sponsored by the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library.  For more information call 510-649-2541

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