The Pennsic Choir 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 rehearse and perform pre-17th century choral music right at the War.
The Pennsic Choir rehearses daily from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Performing Arts Pavilion, then presents a concert on the final Thursday of the War at 6:00 pm. This year’s theme, in honor of the International Year of Astronomy, is music about celestial objects. Musical selections include "Hence Stars" by Michael East (part of the Oriana cycle), "Ave Maris Stella" by Hans Leo Hassler, and "Los Reyes Siguen la Estrella" by Francisco Guerrero, as well as songs by Melchior Vulpius, Guillaume de Costeley, Francis Pilkington and the ever-popular Anonymous.
To stay informed about the activities of the Known World Choir, and to access the music for the Pennsic Choir, join our Yahoo Group at the link below. You must have, or sign up for, a free Yahoo ID to join this online email list. The music for Pennsic 38 is available online in MIDI and MP3 formats, as well as PDF, from the Known World Choir Yahoo Group web page, or by postal mail from the director (contact information on the Pennsic website). You are strongly encouraged to learn the music before arriving at Pennsic – the better everyone knows their part, the better the concert will be. Walk-ins are welcome, just be prepared to work your vocal chords - and your brain!
For more information about the choir and its schedule, and to register to sing in this year’s Pennsic Choir, visit the Pennsic Choir registration page linked below.