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Exploring the Parallel Lives of a Flagship and Her King in Tudor England

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Medieval nuns lived out their theology in a very tangible manner, literally setting themselves and their lives apart for the Lord they awaited. In Daughters of Light, we explore the visceral experience of the divine embodied by these women. The program particularly features the music and visions of two abbesses, the ninth-century Byzantine-Greek Kassia, and the twelfth-century German Hildegard von Bingen.

Trobár artists Allison Monroe and Elena Mullins Bailey are joined by guest artists Rosemary Heredos, Nadia Tarnawsky, and Allen Otte for this winter program. 


suggested donation:

adults $20 / students $10 / children under 18 free

no need to buy tickets in advance!


Friday, September 16th, 7 pm  |  City Church, Cleveland Heights

Saturday, September 17th, 3 pm  |  City Church, Cleveland Heights

A beautiful and savvy shepherdess, her dopey but devoted shepherd paramour, and their village friends encounter a villainous knight with evil intentions. Can they run him off and return to their idyllic pastoral life? Full of witty banter, toe-tapping tunes, and silly antics, this 13th-c. proto-musical by Adam de la Halle, in English adaptation by Lucy Cross and Allison Monroe, proves itself a timeless comedy with a serious undercurrent addressing privilege and power dynamics.


Allison Monroe and Elena Mullins are joined by guest artists Nathan Dougherty, Ellen Hargis, Allen Otte, Sian Ricketts, and Edward Vogel for this season opener!


We welcome children/young adults especially for this show, recommending it in particular to those around grade 4 and up. Due to a few suggestive scenarios and the complexity of the dialogue, it may not be appropriate for younger children. 

Trobár announces three in-person programs for its 2022-23 Season!

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City Church, Cleveland Heights

2781 Euclid Heights Blvd

Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

suggested donation: adults $20 / students $10 / children under 18 free

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Robin & Marion: September 16-17, 2022

Daughters of Light: January 27-29, 2023

The Mary Rose: May 5-6, 2023


Friday, January 27th, 7 pm | Convivium 33 Gallery, 1433 E 33rd St, Cleveland - Despite what Google may tell you,                  Convivium 33 is open! Parking can be found on the street and in a gravel lot behind the gallery on 34th street.

Saturday, January 28th, 7 pm | St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights

Sunday, January 29th, 3 pm | Saint Anselm Church, 12969 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland

Although most famous (or infamous) for his many wives and for breaking England away from the Catholic church, Henry VIII played a vital role in his nation’s economic and military future as well, not least of which as the de facto father of her navy. In this program, we trace the trajectory of his reign through the history of his flagship the Mary Rose. We explore the music of the royalty as well as the lower classes working on the ship, travel with her to foreign lands, and follow her to her ultimate fate at the bottom of the English Channel.


Trobár welcomes guest artists Debra Nagy (winds, voice), Allen Otte (percussion), Daniel Swenberg (lute and gittern), and Peter Walker (voice) for this season finale program!

Friday, May 5, 7 pm | Tucker Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church       

2747 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights

Reserve a seat here, or by emailing

Tickets also available at the door, suggested donation: $20/adults, $10/students.

Saturday, May 6, 7 pm | The Hermit Club at Hofbräuhaus Cleveland       

1629 Dodge Ct, Cleveland - (216) 621-2337

Reserve a seat here, or by emailing

Tickets also available at the door, suggested donation: $20/adults, $10/students.

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