Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir offers a Performance Project (April): ‘WHAT’S IN A NAME? Celebrating Josquin des Prez and the ‘Missa Sine Nomine’

Sine Nomine (Seattle, WA) offers a Spring performance project:  a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of French Renaissance master Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521). The course will feature the ‘Missa Sine Nomine’ – ‘Mass without a name’ – and other pieces to showcase Josquin, and will include movements from ‘Missa Sine Nomines’ by other composers from Mexico, England, and Italy.

This virtual singing opportunity is open to EVERYONE who has a love of Renaissance polyphony and would like to learn more about the music, history, and culture that makes this music so uniquely beautiful. And – you can complete the project all in the comfort of your own home! Since the project will be conducted online, please feel free to share this invitation with all who may be interested.

REPERTOIRE: Josquin des Prez: Missa Sine Nomine (Kyrie and Gloria), Missa Pange Lingua (Kyrie and Gloria), Gaude Virgo, Ave Maria a4, Mille Regretz | Richard Cox: Missa Sine Nomine (Gloria) | Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Sine Nomine a6 (Kyrie) | Juan Gutierrez de Padilla: Missa Sine Nomine a8 (Sanctus)

RESOURCES: Online printable scores, “scrolling score” videos, and midi files; pre-recorded audio and video lessons; optional opportunity to contribute individual audio, and possibly video, recordings of some pieces for the YouTube concert premiere

PROJECT: (5 wks.) March 28-April 29, 2021 (Zoom meetings begin Thursday, April 1)

PERFORMANCE: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3:00pm PDT – a YouTube concert premiere, presented by Anne Lyman


COST:  $80 per participant, with some scholarship funds available

Note: Registration & payment are due on Tuesday, March 30 (at midnight PDT)

If you have questions, please let us know: [email protected]

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