Fall 2018 Workshop Series

Cindy Cameron-Fix will lead our Fall 2018 workshop series. Rehearsal dates will be:
Aug 20, 27
Sept 3, 10, 17
Oct 1, 8, 22, 29

A performance is planned for Nov 3, 2018. Details about time and location will be published later.

The cost has not been finalized, but will be in the neighborhood of $80. The annual membership fee of $30 is also due at this time.

Please contact us for any questions or comments.

Expires on Saturday November 3rd, 2018

Lisette Kielson Workshop

The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Saturday, September 8th

Bloomington, Illinois

As many of you know by now: the workshop is always the same time of year—the Saturday after Labor Day.

The fee is the same as are the discounts (for early registration, for ARS members, and for students)!
Workshop Description:

Sweelinck’s dates (1562-1621) place him in that wonderful period that bridges the late Renaissance and early Baroque. Commonly known and referred to as ‘the Orpheus of Amsterdam,’ Sweelinck successfully achieved a seemingly easy balance between performing, composing, and teaching, significantly influencing those who followed. In this 1-day workshop we will play arrangements of Sweelinck’s music for recorder ensemble, exploring his use of chromaticism, variation, and imitative counterpoint to create his expressive polyphony. Musical selections will be taken from his acclaimed keyboard works and vocal masterpieces, including his polyphonic psalm settings. We’ll hear how the English and Italians influenced his writing, and we may explore the next generation to play from one of his famous students of the north German organ school, Samuel Scheidt. (Note: some of this beautiful music calls for great bass.)


Please note: the deadline for the early registration discount is June 30th (postmarked).

Expires on Saturday September 8th, 2018