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Known World Choirs at Pennsic

What is the Known World Choir?

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.

The Known World Choirs at Pennsic are also known as the Pennsic Choirs.

The Pennsic Choirs

The Pennsic Choir has a decades-long tradition of performing medieval and renaissance choral music at the Pennsic War. In recent years it has expanded into four Pennsic Choirs, each with its own director.

The choirs perform a joint concert on Thursday, August 11, in the Performing Arts Tent. Warmups are at 6:00 pm at the European Dance Tent; the performances begin at 6:30 pm in the following order: Children's Choir, Youth Choir, Chorulus Pennsicus, Pennsic Choir.

Most rehearsals take place in the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent, located next to the Amphitheater (on the map, it's the rectangle under the letter "r" in "Amphitheater.")

For detailed information on all four Pennsic Choirs, including directors' contact information as well as downloadable sheet music and audio files for practicing, visit the Known World Choir website.

Registration (for the Pennsic Choir only)

Please use the on-line form to register by July 28.

After July 28 please see the director at a rehearsal during Pennsic, or inquire at University Point.

If you have any problems using the on-line form, please email the following info to the director:

  • SCA Name
  • Modern Name
  • Mailing Address (Street, City, State/Province, Country, Postal/Zip code)
  • Email address
  • Kingdom affiliation
  • Voice Part 1: first preference
  • Voice Part 2: alternate parts you're willing to sing, if any
  • Expected date of arrival at Pennsic
  • Approximate experience level

For More Information

Visit the Known World Choir website.


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