Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony — Chicago

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Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – Chicago

August 3-7, 2020 / Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m; final event 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Friday
Site: Saint Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614
https://www.clement.org

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 at 4:00 p.m., Saint Clement Church

Professional Development Hours: 30
Tuition:
$1,730 / 1 credit             CRN 20547
$690 / noncredit             CRN 20536

Enroll by May 15, 2020 and we’ll waive your registration fee!
$100 registration fee applies after May 15, 2020.

“[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, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Please note: Housing and meals are not provided; participants should make their own arrangements for housing and meals during the week.

Registration opens January 6, 2020.

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