Sing four sublime Christmas motets
Christmas has had a huge influence on composers throughout the centuries. The Renaissance period is no exception. We have chosen four of the most sublime Christmas motets by Renaissance composers from France, Italy, England and Germany. These range from William Byrd's intimate, five-part lullaby to a gargantuan triple-choir work by Hieronymus Praetorius. We will also sing the serene Nesciens Mater by Jean Mouton and Giovanni Gabrieli's double-choir Hodie Christus natus est.
Hosted live in HD on our website
In order to maximise the quality of our workshops, we are moving away from Zoom for the singing. Instead, Scott Inglis-Kidger and Miranda Ostler will be broadcasting live in beautiful high definition picture and audio directly on our website. Scott will warm up your voice and coach you through the music, before singing through the whole piece. Our tracks are created in-house with expert vocals from Scott and Miranda. Scott will also be sharing his all-time favourite choral albums.
On Demand access now comes as standard with our Virtual Vocals, so if you can't make the live date, you can catch-up for an extended period of time.
We'll be inviting you to pop over to Zoom for a short debrief following each workshop. You can share your passions with us and spend time with your fellow singers.
MUSIC & DATES
All workshops will be held live on our website and will become on demand (OD) shortly after, giving you the option to catch-up.
Mouton Nesciens mater a8
Available On Demand
Gabrieli Hodie Christus natus est a8
27th November | Live 19:00 GMT | OD from 21:00
Byrd Lullaby my sweet little baby
4th December | Live 19:00 GMT | OD from 21:00
Praetorius Angelus ad pastores ait a12
11th December | Live 19:00 GMT | OD from 21:00
A Renaissance Christmas: Virtual Concert
18th December | Live 19:00 GMT | OD from 21:00
A 'performance' of the four motets
interspersed with traditional carols
£15 per workshop
The sessions last for just under one hour