Chant in Renaissance Polyphony: Chant Camp with Members from Anonymous 4 & Mostly Motets Sing-Along
This event is a unique combination of two learn-and-sing workshops that have proven to be very successful. The first are the Chant Camps offered around the nation by Susan Hellauer and Marsha Genensky of the renowned early music ensemble Anonymous 4. The second are the Early Sacred Music Sing-Along events offered by Mostly Motets, most recently at the 2008 Berkeley festival.
This event will combine and extend those workshops to demonstrate relationships between Medieval and Renaissance polyphony and the earlier chant upon which it was based. While some history and theory will be provided, the event will be very much a participatory one. The "audience" will hear and learn a chant, sing that chant, hear and learn a related piece of polyphony, sing it, then cycle through several pieces in that fashion. Susan and Marsha will lead and demonstrate the chant portions of the workshop. Mostly Motets, directed by Steve Moore, will demonstrate the polyphony and then sing it with the audience.
Sheet music will be provided. While reading music would be necessary to sing the more complex polyphony, both experienced and inexperienced singers are welcome to attend. Those who don't read music or don't wish to sing are also welcome to attend and listen.
The workshop will take place in two separate sessions on the same day, June 13th, both in Berkeley, during the Berkeley Early Music Festival. You may attend either one or both sessions. Since the content will be different in the two sessions, you are encouraged to attend both.
***Morning Session * 10:00 a.m. - Noon * U.C. Chavez Center Choral Rehearsal Hall***
The tentative program of polyphonic pieces that may be sung in the morning session, together with their mostly medieval chant precursors, is:
Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria...Virgo Serena
Josquin Desprez: Inviolata, Integra et Casta
Guillaume Dufay: Alma Redemptoris Mater II
Thomas Tallis: Te Lucis Ante Terminum I
The Choral Rehearsal Hall is Room 20 in the basement of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on the U.C. Berkeley campus, very near other festival activities. It is just north of Zellerbach Hall, a few hundred feet north of Bancroft Way, between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street. Enter from the outside, downstairs in the back, near the northwest corner of the building. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs or other special accessability needs are encourged to contact the event sponsors in advance at Event101@MostlyMotets.com.
***Afternoon Session * 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. * Trinity Chapel***
The tentative program of polyphonic pieces that may be sung in the afternoon session, together with their mostly medieval chant precursors, is:
Josquin Desprez: In Principio Erat Verbum
Guillaume Dufay: Ave Maris Stella
Maurice Durufle: Ubi Caritas
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut Cervus
Thomas Tallis: O Nata Lux
Trinity Chapel is at 2320 Dana St. between Bancroft Way & Durant Avenue. It is very near other festival activities, i.e. next door to the Berkeley City Club and one block from both the U.C. Berkeley Campus and First Congregational Church. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $20 morning, $25 afternoon, or $35 for both sessions, if purchased on or before June 8th. After June 8th they are $25 morning, $30 afternoon, or $45 for both sessions. They may be purchased online through June 12th by debit or credit card or by cash or check at the door starting thirty minutes before each session.
Many of the works sung in this workshop will also be performed by Mostly Motets in concerts at three San Francisco Bay Area venues on June 5, 6, and 12, 2010. Tickets for those events are also for sale on this web site.
UC Berkeley and Trinity Chapel
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