Song and Silence


Song and Silence

November 8-10, 2022
2 nights/6 meals (Tuesday dinner-Thursday lunch)
$225 commuter rate (meals included)
$375 double occupancy
$550 single occupancy (limited availability)


Join a circle of voices in experiencing Hildegard’s music the way she shared it with those around her, through a gentle, contemplative process of listening, then singing what we hear. St. Hildegard of Bingen—a 12th century sage, visionary, healer, naturalist, poet, counselor, and composer—has blessed us with a rich legacy of spirit-lifting, heart-opening music. Her songs are encoded with wisdom and inspiration and stir the spirits of everyone who sings them. Savor the ringing silence that follows song and feel warmed and strengthened as the music settles in your heart. Enjoy plenty of quiet time for rest and rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of the Ranch.

Open to singers of all levels of experience. Some singing background is helpful; prior training in medieval music or the music of St. Hildegard is not needed.

We are asking S&S participants, regardless of vaccination status, to please:
~ self-administer a rapid at-home test the day of their arrival to confirm negative status
~ bring a well-fitted high-quality mask to wear when we are indoors together, except when we are singing.

Masks are optional when singing. Please review the Covid guidelines for The Ranch here.

Devi Mathieu has been singing the music of St. Hildegard for more than 20 years, as a concert soloist, as a teacher, and as a seeker of wisdom. She teaches Hildegard’s music using methods from medieval oral tradition that bring out the best in every voice. For more information, please contact Devi at

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