The full Academy class will consist of
12 violinists including 2 violists and 2 violin/viola performers
4 ‘cellists (including viola da gambists)
8 or 12 vocalists
totaling 34 or 38 participants.
This distribution of instruments and voices creates a perfect opportunity for the entire ensemble to perform a Bach cantata or two, and/or a Bach Missa, and purely instrumental works. With strings, two oboes, two flutes, dual accompaniment (harpsichord and organ), and a vocal ensemble of 8 (or 12), there is much repertoire that would be well suited and that will afford opportunities for all participants to perform together.
The Full Ensemble meetings at the end of each day (afternoons during Week One and early evenings during Week Two) are a consistent opportunity for the entire assembly to collaborate.