Amherst Early Music Festival Choral Workshop

July 14-21, 2019
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.


  • Monteverdi: Magnificat for 6 voices SSATTB
  • Monteverdi: Two motets, Adoramus te & Cantate Domino
  • Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte

Choral Workshop faculty: Kent Tritle, Director, Mark Hanke, assistant, with section leaders Stephen Biegner, Anne Lenti, Emerson Sieverts, 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. *If you auditioned for Choral Workshop in 2017 or 2018 you do not need to audition again for 2019. If you auditioned in 2016 you will need to audition again for 2019, unless you are a current member of the Oratorio Society of New York.

Tuition for the week is $625; local housing is available.

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