Medieval & Renaissance Workshop

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St. Albert’s Priory (5890 Birch Court, Oakland)
July 5–11, 2020
Adam Gilbert, director

Madrigali e laudi spirituali: Madrigals and Songs of Praise

Join us as we explore Italian madrigals, laudi spiriuali, and canti carnascialeschi!

Our concerts and classes will feature trecento madrigals of Francesco Landini and his contemporaries, sacred processional songs from the Laudario di Cortona and Florence Laudario, sixteenth-century Italian madrigals from Arcadelt to Vecchi, and processional songs from Serafino Razzi’s 1563 Libro primo di laudi spirituali. We won’t forget to add a spicy dose of carnival songs from Medici Florence, madrigal comedies, popular dances, improvisation over ground bass melodies, and English madrigals.

In addition to a busy schedule of four classes per day, the workshop offers nightly events, including an evening lecture, concerts by students, faculty, and a visiting ensemble.


Adam Bregman winds and brass
Karen Clark voice
Rotem Gilbert recorder, reeds, and collegium
Bianca Hall, assistant director and voice
Malachai Komanoff Bandy, viola da gamba
David Morris, viol and voices
Adam Gilbert artistic director, recorder, reeds, and collegium

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

Non-Member: $700 by April 15; $750 thereafter
SFEMS Member: $650 by April 15; $700 thereafter

ARS Member: $675 by March 31; $725 thereafter (please contact Stacey Helley at to receive this discount; you may not combine this discount with the SFEMS membership discount)

Room and Board (six nights): $770
Lunch and dinner only (no room): $195
Lunch only (no room): $85

If you are interested in purchasing a commuter meal plan, please contact


Tuition assistance, and in some cases housing support, is available through our scholarship and work study programs.

Additional questions regarding payment? Contact Stacey Helley at

Questions about the workshop? Contact director Adam Gilbert at

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