Medieval & Renaissance Workshop

SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Love, Lust, and Longing

July 3 – July 9, 2016
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA


Love, Lust, and Longing
From vilain to courtois, we will explore the Medieval and Renaissance realms of amor (refined or courtly love) and amars (animal lust) in songs of unrequited love and longing, in songs full of double entendre, and in sacred Masses and motets. We will chase the spirit of Rabelaisian humor in bawdy songs and dances, and find out just how much they all have in common.



Adam Gilbert, winds
Rotem Gilbert, winds
Mary Springfels, viol and vielle
Shira Kammen, vielle
Anne Azéma, voice
Bianca Hall, voice

Questions? Contact director Adam Knight Gilbert  at

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information Coming Soon
Online Registration Opening February 2016