July 8-15, 2018
Come sing with us!
Registration is now open!
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.
Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame (Oxford edition)
Lassus: Motets for Five Voices; Surgens Jesus, Sicut mater consolatur, Surrexit Pastor Bonus (Novello, ed. Peter Phillips, Ivan Moody)
Charpentier: Le Reniement de St Pierre (Theodore Presser).
Performance Saturday, July 14, 11:00 a.m. in Harkness Chapel
Section Leaders: Stephen Biegner, Andrew Fuchs, Anna Lenti, Peter Stewart, and Geoffrey Williams
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The 2016 Choral Workshop!