EMP CHAMBER PLAYERS:  Instrumental music, in varying combinations, including collaborations with the EMP singers and viol consort. There are frequent opportunities for solo work.

The Plaint (Henry Purcell) performed by members of EMP Chamber Players, Singers, and Viol Consort

EMP SINGERS: A chamber choir, usually 3 or 4 to a part, that explores repertoire from the Middle Ages to the High Baroque, as well as occasional forays into the world of new music. There are solo and solo ensemble opportunities for interested singers.

Virgo Sancta Katherina (Nicholas Gombert) from the museum recording project

VIOL CONSORT: Our consort of treble, tenor, and bass viols plays music spanning the 16th and 17th centuries, including contrapuntal fantasies, pieces based on vocal models, and dances. Level: intermediate/advanced. Students wishing to learn the viol as beginners should request individual lessons from Arnie Tanimoto arnietanimoto@gmail.com and may join the consort in future semesters.

Three chansons by Claudin de Sermisy