The New York Continuo Collective announces its Fall 2021 Project
From Theory to Practice
Correct-to-Tasteful-to-Expressive Seventeenth-century Continuo
We will spend the semester focusing on practical application of what the treatises tell us.
The NYCC Fall 2021 project will be a mix of in-person and remote (Zoom) sessions. The in-person sessions will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in the sanctuary of St Luke’s Lutheran Church, 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Zoom sessions will meet online from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
N.B.: The Continuo Collective will observe the following Covid-19 protocols for our in-person sessions:
1. The plucked and bowed instrumentalists will sit in the area between the pews and the altar, be masked, and maintain as much spacing as is practical. Wind instruments will play from the side of the same area as far as is practical from the rest of the ensemble.
2. Singers while not observing or singing in chorus will sit in the pews and be masked.
3. Solo singers will sing unmasked from the altar. Duo singers will also sing from the altar, unmasked, maintaining a wide distance from each other. Unmasked singers will stand as far back on the altar area as is practical.
4. All in-person participants MUST be vaccinated.
Temperament: 6 Comma
Tuesday, Oct 5 6-8 pm
Remote session via Zoom: we will explore various recordings of Monteverdi's Orfeo and other works, comparing continuo styles and choices. Zoom link to follow.
Tuesdays, Oct 12 - Nov 23 6:30-9 pm - repertoire TBD
In-person sessions in the sanctuary of St Luke's Lutheran Church. Singers and instrumental soloists are welcome to suggest suitable pieces from 17th-century collections and early opera.
Tuesdays, Nov 30 - Dec 14 6-8 pm
Remote sessions via Zoom: further guided reading of 17th-century writings on music and continuo performance practice. Readings TBD
Tuition for the semester is $400, but as always we do not turn away anyone for inability to pay. Participants may pay on a sliding scale, or receive full scholarship, no questions asked. Payment can be made all at once or over time, even at the end of the workshop or course.
Payment can be made directly to the Collective through the Zelle system to either
firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-239-3522
by check to New York Continuo Collective, and mailed to:
420 Elizabeth Street
Key West, FL 33040-6807