Renaissance Choral Music Project

The Music Ministry of PCOL is pleased to announce a mini-choral residency in Renaissance choral music this coming November.

Dr. Dennis Shrock will be in residence at PCoL working with the Chancel Choir for two weeks in November 2022. He will prepare three historical choral works with the choir, present a talk on Renaissance choral music, and conduct a set of choral works in a worship service.

The schedule will be:

  • Thursday November 3 – choral rehearsal 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday November 6 – online ZOOM meeting/discussion about Renaissance choral music 7:00 pm (join Zoom call here, meeting ID 814 7643 0378)
  • Thursday November 10 – choral rehearsal 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday November 13 – choral pieces presented during worship at 10:00 am

Repertoire to include:
Lasso – Jubilate Deo
Anerio – Christus factus est
Farrant/Hilton – Lord for thy tender mercy’s sake

You are invited come and participate in any – or all events. You are welcome to pick up the music ahead of time from Jim Moyer in mid-September – and attend the 2 rehearsals and Sunday presentation – EVERYONE is welcome! All voice parts are needed.

Hard copies of the music are available at the church (in the Chapel on the back shelf) – electronic copies can be sent out via email by request.

More about Dr. Dennis Shrock:

Dennis Shrock is author of three books published by Oxford University Press: Choral Repertoire (2009); Choral Scores (2015); and Choral Monuments (2017). He is also author of five books published by GIA: Performing Renaissance Music (2018); Performance Practices in the Baroque Era (2013); Handel’s Messiah, A Performance Practice Handbook (2013); Performance Practices in the Classical Era (2011); and Music for Beginning Conductors­, An Anthology for Choral Conducting Classes (2011). In addition, he is co-author with James Moyer of A Conductor’s Guide to Choral/Orchestral Repertoire, and he is editor of early-music editions for the GIA Historical Music Series.

Dr. Shrock has held faculty positions at Boston University, Westminster Choir College, the University of Oklahoma, and Texas Christian University, and has had residencies at the University of Delaware, Baylor University, the University of Southern California, the University of Mississippi, and Yale University. He has also served as Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Canterbury Choral Society of Oklahoma City, Interim Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and Editor of The Choral Journal. In addition, he has been a frequent All-State conductor and lecturer at various universities and conferences of the American Choral Directors Association.

He has received a number of awards and recognitions for his work. The City of Santa Fe declared December 22, 2003 “Dennis Shrock Day,” Westminster Choir College granted him an “Alumni Merit Award,” the state of Oklahoma conferred on him a citation for “Contributions of Excellence,” and the University of Oklahoma granted him two “Distinguished Lectureships” and named him a “Presidential Professor.”

Dr. Shrock received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Westminster Choir College and both master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University.

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