“Garden of Pleasure” Source: The British Library MS Harley 4425 f. 12v

A Cooperative Venture from
Capitol Early Music & The Viola da Gamba Society of Greater Washington-Baltimore

Playing and Singing English Consort Music
A workshop with PARTHENIA

Saturday, February 3, 2018   |  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

St. George’s Episcopal Church   |   915 N. Oakland St., Arlington VA

Singers, Players of Viola da GambaRecorder and Lute — Join the members of Parthenia at this workshop exploring the treasures of English consort music.  This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced singers and instrumentalists. Pitch A=440.

Description of Classes

The day will divided into four classes with lunch and mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

Class offerings will include:

  • Consorts for voices and viols or voices and mixed viols/recorders
  • Consorts for viols
  • Consorts for recorders
  • Lutes welcome in all consorts
  • Viol master class for solo or pre-formed ensemble
  • An all-workshop vocal and instrumental piece to end the day.

For classes with voices and instrument consorts, faculty will choose music such as solo consort songs, madrigals, and verse anthems.  Music will be distributed before the workshop.

Fee:      $85 Early Bird Rate  (through January 20, 2018);         $95  (after January 20)

$100 Workshop/Concert Special (available through January 20):  includes workshop registration and one ticket to Parthenia’s  February 2, concert

Cancellation Policy: all but $15 refundable until January 29; no refunds thereafter.



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Don’t miss Capitol Early Music’s final workshop of this Season!

Saturday April 21, 2018, members of the Art of the Fugue ensemble lead a recorder workshop on Preludes and Fugues.  For recorder players.

Capitol Early Music Workshops find an enthusiastic audience!

Comments from participants at Les Bostonades’ ‘Consorts and Ensembles’ workshop:

“Great student teacher ratio. Great instructor.”

“Delighted to be given so much useful material to work on.”

“I was looking for some strategies to improve my technical fluency and some ideas for ensemble playing. This met both needs.”

And from Renaissonics’ ‘Playing with Style’ workshop:

“Liked working on ensemble skills. It was a very welcoming environment.”

“John Tyson [has a] unique and persuasive approach to Renaissance Music.”

“It was great listening to the professionals ahead of the [instruction] sessions”