Vocal Music of the Renaissance and Baroque

Saturday, June 8, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, June 8 – July 27

1 – 3 pm

Led by Brian Oberlander

We will examine the rich variety of vocal music that flourished in early modern Europe, from the choral masterpieces of Renaissance Catholicism to the passionate arias of Baroque opera. Through guided listening and group discussion, participants will become familiar not only with the style and aesthetics of the music itself, but also with those historical events, social conditions, and intellectual trends that influenced its development.

Brian Oberlander is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Northwestern University. He specializes in the sacred music of seventeenth-century France and has presented research on this topic at conferences throughout the United States.

Materials List
Required:
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $190
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.