Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony — New York City


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Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – New York City

NOTE (May 20, 2019): We have extended the application deadline for this course and will continue accepting registrations until the class has filled.

June 10-14, 2019 / Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Site: Church of Notre Dame, 405 West 114th Street, New York, NY, 10025

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. In a short concert at week’s end, students will present – as an SATB choir – an unpublished sixteenth-century polyphonic Vespers, which incorporates both chant and polyphony. 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 New York City’s Church of Notre Dame, near Columbia University.

Participant Concert: A Renaissance Vespers – Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m., Church of Notre Dame

Professional Development Hours: 30
$1,670 / 1 credit             CRN 19208
$675 / noncredit             CRN 19193

“We covered a broad range of topics related to the subject. Michael is a wonderful instructor. He was careful throughout to move at our pace, making sure we understood a concept before moving on.” – 2018 participant

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, June 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, June 14, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

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

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