Heavenly. That’s how Lodi resident Peter Krengel describes Trio Mediaeval.
“Their voices are angelic. I’ve heard that said. It’s a type of music that is soothing, it’s calm, and also brings out a spiritual side.
It’s not just the spiritual nature of Trio Mediaeval that makes Krengel a fan. The music also reminds him of his childhood, singing folksongs with his Norwegian grandfather.
“One was Rida Rida Rumkin, Hesse Hesse Blunkin, Rumkin Rumkin, Rah, Rah. And all the kids got to sit on Grandpa’s knee.”
But Krengel believes you don’t have to be Norwegian to enjoy this music. And he really wanted to bring Trio Mediaeval to his church. So he spotted an opening in their touring schedule, picked up the phone, and called their management in New York.
“And they kept asking questions about Lodi. And it just kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller. And I said “No, we can do it. We have a wonderful venue, 300 max, I’m happy if 200 people show up. I waited three weeks, and on a Sunday morning, this e-mail pops up on the screen, and it says that Trio Mediaeval has accepted your offer.”
So on Trio Mediaeval’s 10-day American tour, they’ll visit New York, Milwaukee, San Francisco, and the tour will start in … Lodi. And it was Peter Krengel, descendant of Scandinavian grandparents, who made it happen. Jeff Hudson, KXJZ News.
Trio Mediaeval performs on Saturday, November 15th at 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Lodi.