Amherst Early Music Festival Choral Workshop

July 8-15, 2018
New London, Ct.

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


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, 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 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.

Tuition for the week is $600, and housing on campus is available.

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