Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony — San Francisco


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Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – San Francisco

June 25-29, 2018 / Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Site: St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA

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 In a short concert at week’s end, students will present – as an SATB choir – an unpublished sixteenth-century polyphonic Vespers, which incorporates both chant and polyphony.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 San Francisco’s historic and awe-inspiring St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.

Participants’ Recital: A Renaissance Vespers – Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m., St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

Professional Development Hours: 30
$1,610 / 1 credit             CRN 19135
$665 / noncredit             CRN 19122

“This course both gave me a foundation in basic material I had not been able to study and also addressed more nuanced aspects of the topics. I will walk away able to participate more completely in performing this music.” – 2017 participant

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Monday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Friday, June 29, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

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