Camerata offers workshop for interested singers

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Camerata, a new vocal ensemble at the Brattleboro Music Center, has scheduled a workshop for interested singers Saturday, Aug. 28.

The workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outdoors under tents at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, with a bring-your-own picnic lunch.

“In this workshop, we'll get the chance to really dig into issues of performance practice and interpretation,” Music Director Jonathan Harvey said in a news release. “We'll ask questions like 'How should the text inform phrasing and dynamics' and 'What does it mean to perform 500-year-old music in a context that would have been completely unfathomable to its composers and initial performers?'”

The chamber choir consists of 12 to 16 singers, specializing in both Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music. As described in the publicity, the choir will explore “beloved classics and under-performed gems through innovative and energetic programming and performance.”

The group will perform twice a year, in winter and spring; the Camerata's fall/winter repertoire this year will include seasonal works by Josquin, Palestrina, Morales, Lusitano, and others.

Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, with regular rehearsals Monday evenings beginning Oct. 4.

For more information, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or [email protected].

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