Centuries of Silence: The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal Events

Exhibition Special Events & Programming 

The Salzinnes Antiphonal: The Musician’s Perspective

Saturday, May 6 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dr. Hendrik Vanden Abeele, Artistic Director, Psallentes (Belgium) will present a lecture on the performance practice aspects of the Salzinnes Antiphonal and the challenges that late medieval music poses for modern-day performers.

Member Price: Free | Public Price: $ 5 at the door


The History and Significance of the Salzinnes Antiphonal
Talk and tour with Curator Judy Dietz

Sunday, May 28 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Curator Judy Dietz will provide a brief history of the Abbey of Salzinnes in Namur, modern-day Belgium, and an over-view of the composition of the Salzinnes Antiphonal manuscript. She will also focus on the stylistic and regional influences, as well as the iconography and symbolism found in the devotional images which have maintained their original vibrancy and colour despite having been painted over 460 years ago.

Member Price: Free | Public Price: $ 5 + Admission

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Since its discovery in 1998, and after years of analysis and conservation treatment, the magnificent Salzinnes Antiphonal is ready for its celebrated homecoming and first public exhibition. Complemented by special loans from Belgium and Canada and supplemented by several multidisciplinary projects, the exhibition presents the history and cultural significance behind this rare cultural and ecclesiastical treasure.

 image: Detail of The Annunciation, folio 2r, from the Salzinnes Antiphonal, 1554-1555.

Collection of the Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Image courtesy of CCI, Ottawa © Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute. CCI 90765-0816