Five College Consortium

Early Music Program

Early Music Program

A faculty of distinguished performers and scholars at the Five Colleges, together with the program director, make it possible for students to participate in a wide variety of experiences in the study and performance of music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque Era.

See "Events" for a current listing of concerts

Spring 2018

Announcing an exciting workshop in Early Music Performance directed by Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli of Palma Choralis, Brescia, Italy!  

The workshop will take place Friday March 2 from 1 PM to 4 PM, and Saturday March 3 from 10 AM to 1 PM.   All singers and modern and historical instrument players are invited to attend. There is no charge for the workshop and it is open to students, faculty and staff and community members.  Click on 'Events' to the left for more information and a link to the registration form.

The workshop will be followed by

A Concert of Italian Music c. 1600

Music of Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Salamone Rossi and others for voices, viols, lute and harpsichord 

Special guests Livio Ticli (harpsichord and voice) and Marcello Mazzetti (lute, viol and voice) of Palma Choralis, Brescia, Italy


Robert Eisenstein (viol, violin), Laurie Rabut (violin, viol) and Alicia DePaolo (voice)

7:30 PM, Sunday March 4

Bezanson Recital Hall, University of Massachusetts

The Palma Choralis Five College Residency 

is made possible by a grant from the Five College Lecture Fund

Watch this space for news about further spring concerts. 

If you are interested in joining us in singing or playing in Collegium, Voces Feminae, Baroque Orchestra, Medieval Ensemble or studying an early instrument, come see us at Painless Audition/Information Sessions.  Times and places visible by clicking on "Auditions" to the left.

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