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Antelope Renaissance Choir

Audition dates/times
Prospective members are invited to attend a rehearsal and audition privately with the director.
Audition venue St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7850 Watt Ave., Antelope 95843
Audition contact Dr. Lee Lovallo, Director, or 916/320-8423 or
Matthew Royal, or 703/261-4114
Voice part openings All voice parts
Experience or other requirements Following are the skills required for this music.  Not all singers have the same strengths and experience levels.  Singers with less experience are encouraged to work actively towards attaining these goals as part of their commitment to the choir.
  1. Ability to sing a range of 1-1/2 octaves with good tone, in tune, with good rhythmic sense, good breath control, attention to dynamics, and with vibrato firmly in check (mostly no vibrato in this repertoire).
  2. Ability to read music and some knowledge of basic music theory.
  3. A general familiarity with the pronunciation of Latin and European languages.
  4. Awareness of elements of Renaissance musical style and the role of music in church services.
  5. Ability to sing at sight a simple phrase or hymn.
  6. Sufficient keyboard skill to play one's part alone for practice purposes.
Audition procedure (not specified)
Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place of rehearsals St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7850 Watt Ave., Antelope
Dates/venues of upcoming performances TBA
Other commitments (none specified)
Profile The Renaissance Choir Sacramento was formed in the summer of 2011 to offer singers a medium for reading, rehearsing and performing sacred choral music from the 15th and 16th centuries motets and masses by renowned composers such as Josquin, Palestrina, Dufay, and Byrd. Our aim is to enjoy singing quality music well in a cheerful but dedicated volunteer context.

In May 2015 Renaissance Choir Sacramento performs the Missa Cuiusvis toni by Johannes Ockeghem, one of the principal, most revered composers of the fifteenth century. The program also includes Josquin des Prez's exquisite lament, La Déploration sur la mort d'Ockeghem, as well as brief works by other composers mentioned in Josquin's tribute:  Antoine Brumel, Loyset Compère, and Pierre de la Rue.

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