Choral Workshop, Directed by Kent Tritle

The 2021 Festival will be online, and not on the campus of Connecticut College. We are all disappointed, BUT... We are working on a hybrid model for next summer which would include an online Festival AND in-person classes in certain locations on the weekends before and after the online Festival. In the coming months we’ll work on the program based on safety, logistics, and convenience. We plan to return to the campus of Connecticut College in 2022 for the Summer Festival, dates tba! Kent Tritle

2022 Repertoire:

Sacred Cantatas by G.P. Telemann and J.S. Bach
Cantatas by G.P. Telemann (1681-1767)
Dies ist der Tag, den der Herr macht
Der Herr is mein Hirte
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet
Deus, judicium tuum

Cantatas by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV4

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Come sing with us! 

Spend a week with highly-acclaimed conductor Kent Tritle and experience the joy of choral singing.

The Choral Workshop at the Amherst Music Festival, in New London CT is designed to give the serious amateur choral singer an opportunity to learn and perform masterworks of the Renaissance and Baroque, within the context of the largest early music festival in the United States. Tuition $650. Click here for information on room and board options.
Choral Workshop faculty: Kent Tritle, Director, Mark Hanke, assistant, with section leaders Stephen Biegner, Anna Lenti, Emerson Sieverts, Peter Stewart, and Jamet Pittman.

TO APPLY  Please send a recording of a vocalization of your choice demonstrating the bottom to top of your vocal range along with a 16 bar exerpt from recent repertoire that you have performed. This can be with or without accompaniment, a solo piece, or your part in a choral work. Send by email to along with a short resume of your choral experience, and current choral affiliations. Include last 2-3 years of repertoire, major works, and early music that you have performed. *If you auditioned for Choral Workshop in 2018 or 2019 you do not need to audition again for 2020. If you auditioned in 2017 you will need to audition again for 2020, unless you are a current member of the Oratorio Society of New York.

There are many YouTube videos and online information on how to make a voice recording using a mobile phone. Here are two links explaining how to use voice memo on an iphone to make a recording:
YouTube video for iphone 4
WIkiHow page for iphone
You Tube video for Android
Need help? Give us a call!  (781-488-3337)

New to the Festival? Fear not! Our open and inviting atmosphere will make you feel at home right away.

Choral Workshop 2018!














The 2019 Choral Workshop!