The Collegium Musicum is Rutgers’ only vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance music.
The ensemble consists of enthusiastic musicians working in an informal atmosphere to perform neglected and popular repertory from the "Golden Age" of polyphony. The group works intensively on a small group of pieces, presenting them in one or two concerts at the end of each semester. Many genres of Renaissance music are represented by Collegium, including masses, motets, madrigals and chansons. Performances from the 2012-13 season included sacred and secular works by Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin des Prez, Robert Fayrfax, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.
The group is comprised of 20 singers, and all are welcome to audition. Current membership includes students, faculty, alumni and members of the local community. Although the group is entirely vocal at present, we have worked closely with brass, string and wind instruments of the Renaissance.
Collegium can be taken for credit (1), and may be applied to fulfill a chamber ensemble requirement.
Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Chapel.
The group is conducted by Daniel Spratlan. Please contact Daniel by email at email@example.com if you are interested in auditioning, to join the Collegium mailing list, or for details about concert and other event bookings.