With a focus on vocal repertoire from the Early Baroque, the
Renaissance, and the Modern, the versatile Early Music Ensemble
strives for cogent performance excellence in vocal music across
this vast temporal span. The group frequently collaborates with
composition faculty and department ensembles, from the Percussion
Studio to the Baroque Ensemble.
Concerts are quarterly, with rehearsals held Mondays in the Ann
E. Pitzer Center and Wednesdays, 7–9:30 pm, in Room 105, Music
First rehearsal is Monday, January 8, 7 pm, in
the Pitzer Center’s Recital Hall. Enter the building via the
Northwest entrance only.
Matilda Hofman, whose conducting has been described as having “a
striking sense of purpose” and “taut and finely controlled”
(San Francisco Gate) has a busy and varied performance
schedule. She works regularly with a wide range of groups in
Europe, and in California, which she has made her home. Matilda
has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Berliner Festspiele,
Holland Festival and Ruhrtriennale among others.