Renaissance Choir Seeking Cassocks

Renaissance Choir Seeking Cassocks

by Dr. Lee Lovello, Choir Director, Renaissance Choir Sacramento; Music Director, St. Andrew’s, Antelope

“Send us your tired, your worn-out, your old cassocks yearning for a new home!” The Renaissance Choir Sacramento is seeking donations of black cassocks of any condition, size and style to serve as choir robes.

St. Andrew’s in the Highlands Episcopal Church in Antelope hosts the Renaissance Choir Sacramento, which rehearses onsite every Thursday from 7-9:00 p.m. The Choir sings Evensong three times a year at St. Andrew’s, and has sung concerts of sacred music from the Renaissance at St. Paul’s, Sacramento, the Crocker Art Museum, the California State Capitol and at several other churches from Woodland to Auburn.

Their performance of early Christmas music from New England was featured on KXPR in December 2014. In June, the Choir will sing a program of early Renaissance music at the 12th-century Spanish chapter house now being restored at the New Clairvaux Abbey in Vina, California.

The Choir welcomes inquiries from singers interested primarily in 15th and 16th-century motets and masses from England and Europe, and is also happy to receive inquiries from churches and institutions who would like to host a performance. Current repertoire includes the Missa Cuiusvis toni by Johannes Ockeghem (1410-1497) and complementary works by Josquin, Brumel, Compère and de la Rue.

Please contact Dr. Lee Lovallo, the Choir’s Director, to put a surplus cassock or two to good use or for more information about St. Andrew’s gift to our community, the Renaissance Choir Sacramento. Dr. Lee Lovallo is available via email at or via phone at 916-320-8423.


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