Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony — Chicago
NOTE: This institute is cancelled for 2020. It has been replaced by:
The Treasury of Music Manuscripts – An Online Workshop
Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – Chicago
August 3-7, 2020 / Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m; final event 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday
Site: Saint Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614
Michael Alan Anderson, director
The course will balance exposure to the genres and styles of traditional Western plainchant with the study and execution of Renaissance vocal polyphony. Sessions will center not just on performance but also on historical background, notation, and contemporary theory and practice. At week’s end, students will present a concert of sonorous Renaissance polyphony interleaved with solemn plainchant. This course is appropriate for church music directors, choral directors, and singers wishing to gain a stronger foundation in early music. The institute takes place in the beautiful and historic Saint Clement Church in Chicago’s vibrant Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Participant Concert: Treasures of the Renaissance, Friday, August 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Saint Clement Church
Professional Development Hours: 30
$690 / noncredit CRN 20536
$1,730 / 1 credit CRN 20547
“[The institute] deepened my skills in lots of areas and I acquired new skills in others. Michael’s energy and enthusiasm made the time fly. He’s an innovative teacher who keeps everyone actively engaged. The week was well paced/structured. Never a dull moment!” – 2019 participant
Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, August 3 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, August 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Please note: Housing and meals are not provided; participants should make their own arrangements for housing and meals during the week.