Friday, January 3 - Sunday, January 5, 2014 Sheraton Hotel 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma, CA 94954 Get directions
Attention Baroque String Players! Sonoma Bach invites you to participate in a weekend workshop led by Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque violin and Mary Springfels, viola da gamba with Aaron Westman, Baroque violin & viola; William Skeen, cello; & Phebe Craig, harpsichord.
intensive weekend course includes technique & repertoire classes as
well as ensemble work culminating in a final performance. This exciting
opportunity is open to emerging professionals, enthusiastic amateurs,
& auditors who seek a grounding in the style, technique, repertoire,
and rhetoric of Baroque music. Participants have the opportunity to
play a variety of Baroque repertoire in both small and large ensembles
by a variety of composers. Harpsichordists are also invited to apply.
This workshop may serve as an introduction to Baroque technique for
modern string players (you will need to tune to A=415 and have a Baroque bow - we may be able to help you find one to borrow.)
$250 Resident / $315 Commuter
(includes Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday; 1 ticket to faculty concert; box lunches will be available for purchase)
Lodging: $238 plus tax per room (Friday and Saturday night; single or double occupancy)
fill out the application form and pay the $25 application fee below by
November 9, 2013. Applications will continue to be considered until all
slots are full.
Applicants will begin being notified of their status by 9 November 2014
Registration and Fees are due by 3 December 2013
Late Application and Registration will be accepted only if space permits
Gerard van Honthorst "Musical group on a balcony" (1622)
Ready, Set, Sing!
Tuesdays, January 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 2014 Center for Spiritual Living 2075 Occidental Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Get directions
This popular class, taught by internationally recognized countertenor Christopher Fritzsche, focuses on improving individual technique in the context of choral and solo singing. Designed for a range of singers from beginning to experienced levels, each session includes work on foundational as well as advanced technical concepts. The class is limited in size in order to give participants more individual attention.
All participants will leave with a new understanding of their own instrument as well as tools and exercises designed specifically for them. This personalized instruction occurs in mini voice lessons that take place in the context of the class. Participants are encouraged to bring questions about vocal technique as well as specific vocal challenges to be worked on and improved in class.
Caravaggio "Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto" (c. 1597)
Explorachorium: The Renaissance Takes Flight Robert Worth, Music Director
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9am - 3pm
Penngrove Clubhouse 385 Woodward Ave., Penngrove
You are cordially invited to join Sonoma Bach for a day of singing the winged-themed songs of Renaissance composers like Weelkes, Janequin, and Monteverdi led by Sonoma Bach's Music Director Robert Worth along with a local early-music vocal quintet.
All music will be rehearsed and performed a cappella and will focus on repertoire exploration in the tutti ensemble. While participants need not be professional singers, some experience in small ensemble singing and a moderate sight-singing ability will be helpful.
Snacks will be provided during breaks. Please bring your own lunch along with a pencil and a binder (to hold all the beautiful music!).
If you have any questions, please contact administrator Cheryl Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bach Talk: J.S. Bach in Church and Chamber Dan Solter
Thursday; April 10, 2014 @ 7pm Event to be held at a private home. Directions will be sent to those who RSVP
Long time Sonoma Bach Choir member Dan Solter discusses the repertoire for our final concert of the season, The Fifth Brandeburg and Three Great Cantatas, in a casual, salon-style setting.