Choral Festival

Choral Gems of Baroque Italy

January 13th-15th, 2017

The American Baroque Orchestra (ABO) presents the Choral Workshop:

Choral Gems of Baroque Italy

featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria and works by Rossi

Open to all interested singers!

ABO Artistic Director Mark Bailey, joined by members of the American Baroque Orchestra, will lead interactive workshops and rehearsals, culminating in a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and works by the Jewish Baroque composer, Salamone de Rossi. The sessions will address choral technique, baroque style, and the historical backdrop of such vital and important music.

When: Friday, January 13th through Sunday, January 15th 2017


San Francisco Bay Area

January 13th-14th at First Presbyterian Church of Livermore (2020 5th St, Livermore, CA)

January 15th: Peace Lutheran Church of Danville  (3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA)

To sign-up, send an email with voice-part and
singing background to Kevin Sherwin, Associate Artistic Director at:


The Registration Fee for the Choral Gems of Baroque Italy Workshop is $125.  Sign-up before December 1st for a reduced rate of $99!

Payments can be either given at Registration on Friday, January 13th or mailed in advance, made out to American Baroque Orchestra Inc.

P.O. Box 207341

Yale Station

New Haven, CT 06520

Registration for students is free!

To sign-up, email!

We will be using the Oxford edition of the Vivaldi Gloria. The scores for the Salamone de Rossi selections will be provided. Checks to be made out to American Baroque Orchestra, Inc. and can be given at the time of the workshop.

The Oxford Edition of the Vivaldi can be purchased at the following page:

If you would like to request a practice part of the Vivaldi, please email us at

Use the following scores for the selections from Salamone de Rossi’s The Songs of Solomon:

Elohim Hashivenu

Keter yittenu lakh

Hear artistic director Mark Bailey and associate artistic director Kevin Sherwin talk more about the festival!


Friday, January 13th

First Presbyterian Church of Livermore

1-2pm: Registration

2-3pm: Opening Session: Baroque Singing Style for Greater Musical Expression

3:15-5pm: Baroque Singing Technique Workshop #1

Break for Dinner: 5-7pm

7-10pm=Rehearsal #1


Saturday, January 14th

First Presbyterian Church of Livermore

10am-12pm: Baroque Singing Technique Workshop #2

12-1pm: Break for Lunch

1-2:30pm: Mark Bailey Masterclass with Vocal Soloists

2:30-4pm: Rehearsal #2

4:15-5pm: Lecture—Vivaldi and Rossi in Daily Life: 4:15-5pm

5-7pm: Break for Dinner

7-10pm: Rehearsal #3


Sunday, January 15th

Peace Lutheran Church of Danville 

10:30am-12:30pm: Baroque Singing Technique Workshop #3 (Location TBA)

12:30-2:30pm: Break for Lunch

3pm-5:30pm: Dress Rehearsal

5:30-6:30pm: Break for Dinner

6:45pm: Sound-Check

7:30pm­­­­­: Concert


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