Welcome to the Known World Choir at Pennsic, also known as the Pennsic Choir!
This year the Choir will be directed by Lady Siri Toivosdotter from the Midrealm, this is her first time directing the Choir. In the real world, Lady Siri has over 30 years of Music/Choral Education experience, working with pre-schoolers to adult choirs, and currently serves as the Director of Music at Detroit Country Day Junior School in a suburb north of Detroit.
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. To stayed informed about the activities of the Known World Choir, and to access the music for the Pennsic Choir, join our Yahoo Group: [KWChoir@yahoogroups.com]
We are also on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/42950174K7130009/?ref=ts&fref=ts).
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 do not 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 42 will be available online in MIDI format as well as PDF from the Known World Choir Yahoo Group or by email from the director. We plan to make vocal MP3s available as well. It also helps to attend as many rehearsals as possible.
Format – Date Times Comments
Thursday, July 25 10am-noon Rehearsal – NEW Performing Arts Rehearsal and Class Tent
Friday, July 26 10am-noon Rehearsal – PA Rehearsal and Class Tent
Saturday, July 27 10am-noon Rehearsal – PA Rehearsal and Class Tent
Sunday, July 28 10am-noon Rehearsal – PA Rehearsal and Class Tent
Monday, July 29 10am-noon Rehearsal – PA Rehearsal and Class Tent
Tuesday, July 30 10am-noon Rehearsal – PA Rehearsal and Class Tent
Wednesday, July 31 10am-noon Rehearsal – PA Rehearsal and Class Tent
Wednesday, July 31 around 8 pm “Teaser” performance during Midnight Madness
Thursday, Aug 1 Noon – 2 PM Dress rehearsal – Performing Arts Pavilion
Thursday, Aug 1 5:30 pm Call – Performing Arts Pavilion
Thursday, Aug 1 6 – 7:30 pm Concert! – Performing Arts Pavilion
If you would like to sing with the Pennsic Choir, please use the on-line form to register by July 17. (After July 17, 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.
For More Information
Send your questions about the Pennsic Choir to the director:
Lady Siri Toivosdotter