We are delighted to once again host Anonymous 4's Susan Hellauer and Marsha Genensky for another full-day session of Chant Camp.
This workshop presents a full day session of chant singing, structured around a number of carefully-chosen plainchant topics. Each topic presentation will begin with a brief, informative, illustrated lecture, followed by plenty of group singing, to illustrate and permanently "set" the lesson. The day's workshop ends with a communal chant singing, combining elements of the day's work, along with extensions and improvisations based on the day's material.
Chant Camp is for both professional and experienced amateur singers who want to know more about the nuts and bolts of western plainchant, from medieval sources as well as from modern transcriptions of the Solesmes books. And it's the singing that makes it stick. Plainchant has been called musical meditation, but we think about it more as yoga for the voice: active, physical and transforming. There's absolutely nothing like unison singing, with unity of melodic intent, to grow a sense of blend and cohesion.
This session contains all new material featuring medieval Sarum chant and song, so if you attended the April 2009 Camp you will still find something new to chant about!
NOTE: Registration is non-refundable once completed on-line. Pre-registration is required and early registration is recommended as class size is limited.
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
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