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About the 28th Renaissance Polyphony Weekend

February 21 - 23, 2020

Registration is now open!

You are invited to join others interested in sacred Renaissance polyphony for a weekend singing the music of Jacob Handl (in Latin, Jacobus Gallus, in English, James Rooster). The occasion is the 28th year for the Dallas-Fort Worth area Renaissance Polyphony Weekend.

The retreat will again be led by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University. But there are a couple of important changes to note for this year:

  • First, the retreat will be at a new location for us: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1210 Belt Line Rd, Richardson TX 75080
  • Second, instead of celebrating a Mass, the workshop choir will perform in concert a comprehensive collection of motets for the church year, by the Renaissance composer Jacob Handl.

Retreat check-in (with coffee) is at 6:30pm on Friday, and the first rehearsal starts at 7:30pm. Directions to the church and other information will be sent to registrants. Rehearsals continue Saturday, concluding with wine and cheese at about 4pm.

It is possible not to attend all of the sessions and still sing the Mass on Sunday afternoon. There will be a Sunday morning rehearsal, but participants with church music commitments need not attend it. Details will be provided in a welcome letter to participants.

All music will be rehearsed and performed a cappella. Participants need not be professional singers, but should be proficient readers with a good sense of pitch.

Download a brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open) for complete information. The brochure includes a registration form, if you prefer to print out and mail in a form along with your deposit check.

Registration is now open! — so you may register online, but we must receive your deposit check by postal mail to complete your registration.

Mail your deposit check for $95.00 (and registration form if using) to:

Renaissance Polyphony Weekend
Susan J. Scheib
9215 Forest Hills Blvd.
Dallas TX 75218-3632

For further information, email to Louise Delano, Susan Scheib, or Please share this information with other interested singers.

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