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About the 27th Renaissance Polyphony Weekend

February 15 - 17, 2019

Registration is now open!

You are invited to join others interested in sacred Renaissance polyphony for a weekend to prepare and perform a Mass, Francisco Guerrero's Missa de Beata Virgine II, along with related motets and Gregorian chant.

The occasion is the 27th Renaissance Polyphony Weekend, held at a new location for us:
Cistercian Abbey and Preparatory School in Irving, Texas. The retreat will once again be led by Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University.

Retreat check-in (with coffee) is at 6:30pm on Friday, and the first rehearsal starts at 7:30pm. Directions to the church and other information will be sent to registrants. Rehearsals continue Saturday, concluding with wine and cheese at about 4pm.

It is possible not to attend all of the sessions and still sing the Mass on Sunday afternoon. There will be a morning rehearsal, but participants with church music commitments need not attend it. After a Sunday early afternoon rehearsal, RPW participants will sing the prepared mass and other music on Sunday afternoon, February 17, at Cistercian's Our Lady of Dallas Abbey Church. Details will be provided in a welcome letter to participants.

All music will be rehearsed and performed a cappella. Participants need not be professional singers, but should be proficient readers with a good sense of pitch.

Download a brochure (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open) for complete information. The brochure includes a registration form, if you prefer to print out and mail in a form along with your deposit check.

Registration is now open! — so Registration is now open! &mdash& so you may register online, but we must receive your deposit check by postal mail to complete your registration.

Mail your deposit check for $95.00 (and registration form if using) to:

Renaissance Polyphony Weekend
Susan J. Scheib
9215 Forest Hills Blvd.
Dallas TX 75218-3632

For further information, call Susan Scheib at 214/327-6823 or email to Please share this information with other interested singers.

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