a virtual journal and essential blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston
Lee Eiseman, publisher; Robert Levin, advisor; David Moran, assisting editor; Bettina A. Norton, emerita editor
About: Donna La Rue
Donna La Rue researches, writes and presents on the medieval liturgical arts, focusing on the town of Sens and its music, drama, processions, and uses of liturgical space. She is also a vocal and instrumental performer, instructor, and ensemble director. She has published critical reviews for the Boston Phoenix: written articles on dance and music history, and theology and the arts; taught integrated arts and art history courses for local universities; and given presentations for local, regional and international medieval conferences on her work.
Her yearly research trips to France include presentations for regional historical groups and conferences, a class on dance iconography at the Sorbonne, discussions of the processions at Sens for the IHRT, and at least one croque m’sieur and several pains chocolates per visit. (Family research in Belgium suggests an as-yet-unproven connection to Pierre de la Rue, perhaps explaining her preference for Flemish over Italian basse danses.)