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San Francisco Early Music Society's Medieval and Renaissance Workshop

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
SFEMS's Medieval and Renaissance Workshop 2014 - June 15-21 at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA.
Open to all levels of experience - Supportive, collegial atmosphere - Intensive, individual attention - Distinguished faculty - Perform in an ensemble at week's end - Enjoy evening concerts, sherry hours, jamming, and dancing!
This year's theme: “The Marriage of Sound of Symbol”
For people of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, music wasn’t just pretty; it almost always meant something, either through allegorical symbolism of theology or architecture and madrigalistic representation of images, text, and emotion. Join us as we explore the entire range of Medieval and Renaissance music, while navigating the realm of musical symbolism, performing the history of the early modern marriage of image, text and music. With an all-workshop collegium concert telling the story of Marian symbolism from the melodies and narratives of the medieval pastourelle and allegorical motets of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, to the sublime Marian symbolism of motets and Mass of Henricus Isaac and Josquin Desprez. Afternoon classes include music for voices, recorders, loud wind ensemble, and bowed and plucked strings, the entire early modern instrumentarium!
DIRECTOR: Adam Knight Gilbert (
FACULTY: Anne Azema, voice and collegium; Adam Gilbert, recorder, loud band, and collegium; Bianca Hall, voice; Shira Kammen, vielle; Debra Nagy, recorder, shawms, and douçaine; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Jason Yoshida, lute, vihuela, and Renaissance guitar
For more information and to register, please call 510-528-1725 or visit
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