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Vocal Workshop with Boston’s Renaissance Men

Sat, September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4


Vocal Workshop with Boston’s Renaissance Men
Saturday Sept. 16, 2017 • 9 am – noon
First Parish Church of Weston
349 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA 02493

To register, please go to https://saengerfest.org/workshopsignup/
(Registration deadline is Sept. 12) The Workshop fee is $ 20.00.
Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus
Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association

The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus and the Mass. ACDA Chapter have teamed up to help
begin the 2017-18 season with a Vocal Workshop in Weston, led by Eric Christopher Perry,
Artistic Director and Conductor of one of Boston’s premier men’s choral music groups,

Renaissance Men, and featuring several of their regular performers.
From sound shaping to text interpretation, this early workshop promises the region’s
male-voice singers an opportunity to start their singing seasons with renewed capacities.

Renaissance Men was formed in 2014 by six of Boston’s and New
York’s most active chamber musicians, educators, and music
aficionados, led by Artistic Director/Conductor Eric Christopher Perry.
From their beginnings as a sextet they added three more members
and added to their Boston-bred early music sounds to offer a program
of American religious and folk music they entitled “RenMen Roots.”

Their audiences may have been shocked to see erstwhile Bach
specialists strumming away on banjo and upright bass, but their
hooting and hollering validated RenMen’s first major attempt to push
repertoire boundaries. In February 2016, The Boston Globe lauded
RenMen for their groundbreaking musical retrospective, “RenMen
1965,” which juxtaposed traditional choral music and rock/pop songs
of that year. It also included the world première of Charles Stacy III’s
“Five Clippings” from 1965, a multi-movement work for men’s voices
using texts from Globe articles published that year.

In fewer than three years, Renaissance Men has made their mark on
Boston’s cultural landscape with seven concert series, performances
of several U.S. and world premières by internationally-celebrated
composers such as Patricia Van Ness and Daniel E. Gawthrop,
leading to a devoted following for their concerts, live-stream
broadcasts, and social media outlets.

Dedicated to the art of collaboration, RenMen has partnered with
Boston City Singers, Ensemble Musica Humana, and others, plus
holding workshops on ensemble marketing and branding with the
Boston Singers Resource and Greater Boston Choral Consortium, and
now a workshop on Vocal Performance with the Boston Saengerfest
Men’s Chorus. Renaissance Men is a proud member of Chamber Music America.

Renaissance Men was founded in 2014 by Anthony Burkes Garza,
General Manager, Eric Christopher Perry, Artistic Director/Conductor,
Will Prapestis, Social Media Consultant, Peter Schilling, Business
Manager, and tenor, Alexander Nishibun. RenMen’s 2017 roster also
features Gene Stenger, Francesco Logozzo, Kilian Mooney, Dominick
Matsko, Brian Church, and Benjamin Pfeil.

Vocal Workshop with Boston’s Renaissance Men


Sat, September 16, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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First Parish Church Weston
349 Boston Post Road
Weston, 02493