Kent Tritle, director
Come sing with us!
The Choral Workshop will run week two of the Amherst Early Music Festival
Repertoire will include two pieces by Henry Purcell: Welcome to All the Pleasures, the first of three Odes for St. Cecilia's Day and Funeral Sentences, and by G.F. Handel, the Chandos Anthem: My song shall be always.
Spend a week with highly-acclaimed conductor Kent Tritle and experience the joy of choral singing. The Choral Workshop 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.
Choral Workshop faculty: Kent Tritle, Director, Mark Hanke, assistant, with section leaders Anna Lenti, Phillip Cheah, Stephen Biegner, and Peter Stewart.
For 2023: 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 excerpt 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 Click here to show mail address 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 2019 or 2022 you do not need to audition again for 2023. If you auditioned in 2018 you will need to audition again for 2023, 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.
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