This is the home page of the Carolingian Quire. We research, practice, and perform vocal music of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, in the context of the Society for Creative Ananchronism. This site includes information of potential value to anyone interested in early vocal music, though some portions are intended especially for current or potential Quire members, or for Autocrats of SCA events interested in having the Quire perform at those events.
The Quire is the vocal music section of the Guild of Musicians and Jongleurs, within the Barony of Carolingia, which is part of the Kingdom of the East, of the Society for Creative Anachronism. For more information on the Society in general, please see the SCA home page; the Carolingian page is mainly focused on local information.
The Carolingian Quire does not hold auditions. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. All local SCA participants who like to sing and are willing to perform with us are welcome. Music copies are provided by the Quire. Quire members should be willing to do some solo practice outside of our regular rehearsals; how much solo practice varies according to the music chosen for each performance.
We perform at several Carolingian events each year. Performances at SCA events in other places, or in non-SCA venues, are rarer but not unheard of.
If you are in the SCA and might be interested in joining the Quire, please drop by one of our rehearsals and see how you enjoy singing with us. You are welcome to contact the Quire Manager first, to find out when would be best for a new person to show up at. (Quire membership is not recommended for people who are not interested in the SCA. If you have not been involved in the SCA, we suggest that you try attending one or two events first. If you find that you like them, then see about coming to a Quire rehearsal.)
Last modified by Eowyn, 18 October, AS XXXXV (2010 C.E.).