Known World Choir at Pennsic
Lord Cailin mac Aindréis
Welcome to the Known World Choir at Pennsic, also known as the Pennsic Choir!
This year, the Choir will study and perform "Music in Scotland under the
Stewarts." Twelfth-century Scottish chant, brilliant and ethereal Pre-Reformation
polyphony, Reformation-era congregational psalm-tunes, 'imported' Parisian chansons
from the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, plus secular songs of Love, War and Drinking,
sung in Scots, English, Latin, Scots Gaelic, and French.
The Known World Choir (KWC) is a group of people from across the Kingdoms of the SCA who love to sing a cappella
choral music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Singers gather, rehearse and perform at major SCA wars like
Estrella, Lilies, and Pennsic.
What is the Known World Choir?
Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse 2 hours each day for a week,
then perform a concert on the final Thursday of War week.
You donít need to be an expert musician to sing in the Pennsic Choir, but you should be able to carry a tune
(preferably without a bucket!) and maintain a rhythm. The ability to read music and sight-sing is extremely
helpful, but not required if you are willing to put in the effort to learn the music in advance. To facilitate
this, the music for Pennsic 43 will be available online in MIDI format as well as PDF from the
Known World Choir Website or by
postal mail from the director. We plan to make sung MP3s available as well.
It also helps to attend as many rehearsals as possible.
To stay informed about the activities of the Known World Choir,
or Pennsic Known World Choir Facebook group
(all music and practice files will only be accessible via the Yahoo group at this time).
All rehearsals take place in the new Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent, located
between the Bath House and the Amphitheater (near the Barn).
Date Times Comments
Thursday, July 31 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Friday, Aug. 1 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Saturday, Aug. 2 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Sunday, Aug. 3 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Monday, Aug. 4 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Tuesday, Aug. 5 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Wednesday, Aug. 6 10 am – Noon Rehearsal
Wednesday, Aug. 6 TBD "Teaser" performance during Midnight Madness
Thursday, Aug. 7 TBD Dress rehearsal - Performing Arts Pavilion
Thursday, Aug. 7 TBD Call - Performing Arts Pavilion
Thursday, Aug. 7 TBD Concert! - Performing Arts Pavilion
If you would like to sing with the Pennsic Choir, please use the Registration
to register on-line form by July 25.
(After July 25 please see the director at a rehearsal during Pennsic, or inquire at University Point.)
Pre-registration is not required, but it does help the director to plan.
If you have any problems using the on-line form, please mail the following info to the
Mailing Address (Street, City, State/Province, Country, Postal/Zip code)
Voice Part 1: first preference,
Voice Part 2: alternate parts youíre willing to sing, if any
Expected date of arrival at Pennsic
Approximate experience level
Send your questions about the Pennsic Choir to the director:
For More Information
Lord Cailin mac Aindréis
cell: 248-514-7132 (before and during Pennsic)
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