Med/Ren Collegium, March 4, 2012
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Medieval & Renaissance collegium for singers, viols, recorders and other soft instruments
Italian Vernacular Music from 1200 to 1700
Tom Zajac (Piffaro, director of early music ensembles at Wellesley College *)
returns to the Bay Area to direct this day-long historical perspective on the
music of Italy. The MedRen Collegium is a wonderful place for early music enthusiasts
to come together in a large mixed ensemble and experience this exciting repertoire.
Singers, viols, recorders, flutes, lutes, harps, dulcians, sackbuts and all "soft"
early instruments are all welcome.
Take a historical romp through this unusual workshop day and explore monophonic
laude, istanpittas and trecento polyphony. From there we will move into 15th
century canti carnascelschi, frottole, polyphonic laude and ballo tunes;
16th century madrigals, villanesca, villanella and villota; ricercare canzone,
sonatas and of course, dance music. The evening session will conclude with Baroque
the madrigal comedy, opera choruses and Vivaldi. As in previous years,
Tom is not taking a penny for this presentation: all proceeds go toward the SFEMS
Medieval & Renaissance Summer Workshop scholarship fund to help pay the tuition
of participants who could not otherwise afford to attend. Please come and support
this excellent program, while enjoying singing and playing together in this lovely setting.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
12am-3pm and 4pm-7pm
Hillside Swedenborgian Church
1422 Navellier Street
El Cerrito, CA 94530
$50 for the full day and $30 for a half day
Registration contact: Greta Haug-Hryciw
Other information: Tom Zajac, 617-323-0617,
Flier for registration form, details, and directions.
Music for the Collegium
View and print the music for the Collegium
and bring it with you.
* For a more complete bio for Tom, see
~ Special Offer from Tom Zajac ~
I am available on the evenings of Monday (3/5), Wednesday (3/7), and Thursday (3/8) for
coaching sessions for recorder ensembles or other early music groups or for
private lessons on recorder, sackbut or Renaissance flute or an introductory lesson on
pipe and tabor, bagpipes or percussion (castanets/tambourine).
Group coaching fee: $100 per hour (minimum two hours). Private lessons $60 per hour.
I will come to your house! All proceeds go to the Med/Ren scholarship fund!
[Please contact Greta to reserve a time –
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