Five evenings of varied score readings for choral enthusiasts
This workshop will provide music lovers who have some choral experience an opportunity to sing a range of choral music throughout the season. Each evening participants sing several compositions and explore works from different musical periods, serious and light, secular and sacred, with the purpose of building understanding of and skills in choral singing.
Those who would like additional preparation of the music for a given session, or to get extra help with sight reading, vocal technique, exercises and general tips, can meet the leaders earlier that evening at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, December 11th from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Music at the time of the Founders
Monday, January 15th from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Lighter fare: music from shows and folk traditions
Monday, February 12th from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Music of European masters: madrigals to motets
Monday, March 12th from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Monday, April 16th from 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Donna Plasket is a choral conductor and educator who has held various positions in teaching, choral conducting, research and administration at the University of Virginia, Harvard University, New England Conservatory and Westminster Choir College. She also has served as a public school teacher, minister of music and soloist in churches and studio teacher. Ms. Plasket holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and choral conducting from Westminster Choir College and a doctorate in higher education administration from Harvard University.
Phillip Bergmann started his life in music as a pianist. He received a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance/opera from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed graduate coursework in arts administration and choral conducting. Phillip worked in New York for the past eight years as an agent for top classical musicians, touring orchestras and dance companies. He enjoys performing from time-to-time when possible, and is most at home coaching singers at the piano, preparing choirs and directing performances.
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program. Four Arts members must make reservations to programs, even if they are admitted at no charge.
Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.