Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

RenWeek Boston

RenWeek Boston is for experienced choral singers who want to devote a week of their summer to rehearsing and performing a short program of Renaissance music. This week is part choir camp, part regular choir– you can work or go to the beach during the day, then spend your evening making music! Directed by Sarah Riskind.

Note: Although we are not planning on a RenWeek 2018, stay tuned for future summers!

Listen to Verleih uns Frieden by Heinrich Schütz:


The 2016 schedule was as follows:

  • Mon 8/15 7-9pm Tutti
  • Tues 8/16 7-8pm Tutti, 8-9pm Chamber Groups
  • Wedn 8/17 7-9pm Tutti
  • Thur 8/18 7-8pm Tutti, 8-9pm Chamber Groups
  • Fri 8/19 7-9pm Tutti
  • Sat 8/20 3-5:30pm Tutti+Chamber, 5:30-7pm Break, 7:30-8:30pm Concert
  • Sun 8/21 7-9:30pm Night Song Rehearsal and Service/Performance
RenWeek 2016 rehearsed and performed at First Church Congregational in Cambridge, near Harvard Square. We sang German music by Schütz, Schein, Walther, and others. RenWeek 2015 took place at United Parish Church in Brookline, MA with works by Victoria, Guerrero, Byrd, Palestrina, Melchior Franck, Monteverdi, and others on the motif “Oculi, Labia, Lingua.” For more information on RenWeek, email Sarah Riskind at sarah (dot) riskind (at) gmail (dot) com.