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Virtual Baroque Workshop • Rita Lilly • Vocal Masterclass

San Francisco Early Music Society

San Francisco Early Music Society Virtual Baroque Workshop • Rita Lilly • Vocal Masterclass

Join early music soprano Rita Lilly for a class of vocal techniques and approaches to singing an iconic work from the early seventeenth century: Caccini’s Amarilli mia bella (1601). This class will involve singing for all observers of any level as well as focussed master class work for those participants who would like to sing for the group. We will start off with stretching and vocal warm ups to prepare your body for singing. The second and main part of the class will consider approaches to singing and ornamenting Caccini’s Amarilli mia bella informed by the treatise Le nuove musiche by Giulio Caccini (1601). Performing participants should prepare sections or the entire song for singing in class. Rita Lilly will work with you (and the group of silent observers) as you explore this expressive gem of the early Baroque period.

Materials include:
Caccini’s facsimile of Amarilli mia bella
Modern sore of Amarilli mia bella
English translation of Le nuove musiche by Giulio Caccini

The Baroque, Medieval/Renaissance, and Recorder Workshops will hold online sessions in May and June. Information is currently available for the May classes, and will be available in mid-May for the June classes. https://sfems.org/sfems-workshops/virtual-sessions/

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