Baroque Vocal Ensembles

Dr. Peter Bennett
Course Number
MUEN 396-101
Rehearsal Day/Time
Tu, 4:00-5:15 PM and TBD
Rehearsal Location
Harkness Chapel
Participation Information

Requires audition.  Please email director.


The Baroque Vocal Ensembles (also known as EMS2) provides an opportunity for CWRU and CIM students to explore the sacred and secular small-ensemble vocal repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries (from Monteverdi madrigals to Clérambault cantatas to Bach motets), singing one-to-a-part, mostly with continuo accompaniment.  Larger projects include collaborations with the other CWRU Historical Performance ensembles, gallery concerts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the production of videos.

Director: Dr. Peter Bennett, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Historical Performance Practice


The ensemble is open to CWRU students in the Historical Performance Practice program, and to CIM/CWRU students (by audition) with an interest in this repertoire. Please contact the director for more information.


Enrollment permissions are granted in the Student Information System (SIS) following a successful audition or during the first week of class. Once course permissions have been granted (before the Drop/Add period ends) students should return to their SIS account to register in the appropriate MUEN course. 


All performances held in the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the Silver Hall Concert Series or in Harkness Chapel as part of the CWRU Music Concert Series are live-streamed for free concurrently with the posted concert time. All concerts occur in eastern time.

Here's a link to a video of our performance with the Baroque Vocal Ensembles of Claudio Monterverdi, Lamento della Ninfa, from Madrigals, Book 8: