|The Huntsville Collegium Musicum is Huntsville’s only early music vocal ensemble. Comprised of nine singers, HCM rehearses and performs without a conductor, striving to strike a balance between independence and community. HCM’s primary focus is on the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, yet often ventures forth into music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
As an ensemble without a conductor, HCM’s rehearsals are comprised of independent singing, listening, collaboration, and critique. Performance practice is frequently discussed, and rehearsing can often involve differing interpretive views, which brings a distinct richness to HCM’s collective experience and music-making.
The singers of the Huntsville Collegium Musicum are church musicians, university professors, professional soloists, composers, conductors, and private and classroom teachers - each of whom hold a special place in their heart for early music.