San Francisco Chant Camp March 19-20
Date: March 11, 2010
Location: California, USA
Join us for Chant Camp instructed by Susan Hellauer and Marsha Genensky of the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Anonymous 4. This interactive workshop presents a two-day session of chant singing structured around a number of carefully-chosen topics. Learn and sing the ecstatic chants of the legendary 12th-century German abbess, AND learn and sing the music that she herself knew -- the music that was the foundation and habitat of her own compositions. Participants will learn how to approach Hildegard's unique style in order to create a shapely, word-directed musical line.
Each topic presentation will begin with a brief, informative, illustrated lecture, followed by plenty of group singing, to illustrate and permanently "set" the lesson. Each day's workshop ends with a communal chant singing, combining elements of each day's work, along with extensions and improvisations based on the day's material.
Chant Camp is for both professional and experienced amateur singers who want to know more about the art of singing chant. And it's the singing that makes it stick. Chant has been called musical meditation, but we think about it more as yoga for the voice: active, physical and transforming. There's absolutely nothing like unison singing, with unity of melodic intent, to grow a sense of blend and cohesion.
REGISTRATION: Cost is $85 for the workshop and includes all materials and hospitality. Schedule for this camp is: Friday, March 19, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm; Saturday, March 20, 10:00 am-4:30 pm. Location: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco. Pre-registration is required and early registration is recommended as class size is limited. This session is hosted by San Francisco Renaissance Voices; for more information or to register visit: http://www.SFRV.org #####