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Our open workshops allow anyone with some experience of singing and an interest in Renaissance repertoire the opportunity to explore this music in depth alongside members of the Renaissance singers, under the direction of leading experts in the field. A basic level of ability to read music is helpful as we cover quite a lot of music during the evening.

Stradella's 16 part Missa Ad te clamamus

with JanJoost van Elburg

Saturday 18th January 2020 10am - 5pm

St Mary-at-Hill, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE

£28 full price, £25 concessions


We are delighted to welcome back former Renaissance Singers Director JanJoost van Elburg to lead an all-day workshop on Stradella's Missa Ad te clamamus, for four choirs. 


Stradella  (1644 — 1682) was murdered in Genoa when he was forty-two years old. Until then he enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, collaborating with distinguished poets, producing over three hundred works in a variety of genres. His musical style is distinctive, characterised by fluid lines, great skill in counterpoint, and harmony which was tonal but which occasionally offers chords that were unusual then and striking even today.  


JanJoost van Elburg is one of the leading conducting teachers in Holland. JanJoost concluded highly successful tenures directing The Renaissance Singers and The Reading Bach Choir and currently conducts The Bartholomew Consort

(Oxford), The Lelikoor and the Westerkerkkoor (Amsterdam). He has directed Blackdowns Early Music Festival events each year since 2004, including the biannual GRAND BAROQUE series in Exeter Cathedral. He is much sought after as a vocal coach both in the UK, the US and the Netherlands, a

teacher of ensemble technique and training, singing, theory and choral conducting. He is a regular guest conductor of Polyhymnia (NY City) and at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague. Upcoming projects include Coro de las bellas Artes in Mexico, and a teaching project in collaboration with Paul Phoenix (ex-King’s Singers) in Beijing (the China Conservatory of Music) and Shanghai - school choirs, and at University of Wuhan.

As a singer he has performed with a wide variety of ensembles, including the Tallis Scholars, The Dutch Broadcast Choir, Capella Pratensis, Capella Coloniënsis in Cologne, and his own ensembles on several European tours. He gives workshops and lectures at home and abroad, and for more than 25 years he has taught on the Buitenkunst summer course. 

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