Five College Consortium

Early Music Program

Early Music Workshop with Palma Choralis from Brescia, Italy

Directed by Marcello Mazzetti and Livio Ticli

Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College

Friday,March 2, 1-4 PM  and Saturday, March 3, 10 AM – 1 PM

The Palma Choralis Early Music Workshop will consider several aspects of improvisation and ornamentation in order to understand why they are so essential to Renaissance-Baroque repertoire, and to get a sense of performance practice and processes typical of unwritten traditions. 

We will have a great time singing/playing from choir-books, original prints and manuscripts. Join us and experience firsthand what may seem like complex issues in a very simple and fun way!

Open to all voice ranges and modern or historical instruments, and all levels are welcome. We will work at A=440.  

Admission to the workshop is free and open to students, faculty and staff and community members

Please register by February 28th by  visiting this site:

Questions?  Email  

The Palma Choralis Five College Residency is made possible by a grant from the Five College Lecture Fund

File attachments: 


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 announcements about our spring 2018 concerts.




All Early Music Program concerts are free and open to the public

For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079

or e-mail


File attachments: