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Chant Camp with Susan Hellauer & Marsha Genensky of Anonymous 4

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed

San Francisco Renaissance Voices is delighted to once again host Susan Hellauer and Marsha Genensky of Anonymous 4 for another full-day session of the interactive Chant Camp workshop, this time featuring Medieval Sarum Chant.

This workshop presents a full day session of chant singing, structured around a number of carefully-chosen plainchant topics. The Rite or Use of Sarum (the Latin name for Salisbury) was the Britain's own variation of the Roman liturgy throughout the Middle Ages until the Reformation. While many Sarum chants were also sung elsewhere in Christian Europe, Sarum Chant is a distinct and distinctive dialect, and includes many compositions unique to the British Isles.

You'll learn and sing several of these compositions from votive masses to the Virgin Mary. When fans ask members of Anonymous 4 why we sing so many works in honor of Mary, we tell them: "because she got the best music!"

Each topic presentation will begin with a brief, informative, illustrated lecture, followed by plenty of group singing, to illustrate and permanently “set” the lesson. The day’s workshop ends with a communal chant singing, combining elements of the day’s work, along with extensions and improvisations based on the day’s material.

This session contains all new material, so if you attended the April 2009 Camp you will still find something new to chant about! Pre-registration is required and class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Registration cost includes workshop, all materials and hospitality.  Register at:

WHAT:  Chant Camp with Susan Hellauer and Marsha Genensky of Anonymous 4
WHEN:  9 AM - 4 PM, Saturday, November 14
WHERE:  Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
COST:  $60 per individual