2016 MassACDA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

March 5, 2016 all-day
Endicott College
376 Hale St
Beverly, MA 01915
David Giessow

MassACDA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, March 5, 2016
(snow date 3/6/16)

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

This festival will give smaller college choirs and their members a chance to join forces and sing sections of a major choral work with instrumental accompaniment, as well as to perform their own repertoire for one another.

$25 per student (students bring lunch, dinner provided)

Come Ye Sons of Art, z.323 (Ode for Queen Mary’s Birthday, 1694) by Henry Purcell
Dr. William Cutter, director of choral programs at MIT and faculty member at Boston Conservatory.

Attendees will also benefit from vocal and choral workshops and enjoy time for meeting and connecting with other area students who love to sing.

Tentative schedule:  10:00AM – 9:00PM (7PM Concert)

  • Morning workshop for students and directors (vocal health issues/technique, aural skills, etc.)
  • Sectional rehearsal
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities for students
  • Lunch mixer
  • Rehearsal with instrumentalists and Dr. Cutter
  • Dinner mixer
  • Concert of each individual group’s repertoire and combined work

Frequently asked questions:
Q. My group may not be able to attend in full. Do we have to perform our own repertoire?
A. No. Individual members of your groups are welcome to participate in the workshops, rehearsal, and large group performance.
Q. I’m not sure of our schedule / enrollment for the Spring.  What’s the latest we can sign up?
A.The deadline to register your choir for participation will be January 31, 2016; however, you can wait to say exactly how many students are coming and whether your group will perform individually until February 10, 2016.

If you are thinking about attending, participating, or just sending a few students to participate, please let us know. This will help us finalize the budget, repertoire, clinicians, and other details. Register your interest in participating here:  http://goo.gl/forms/llIizTgYJJ  To request more information, please contact David Giessow by emailing him at David.Giessow@umb.edu (or leave a voice message at 617-287-5799 with times to call you back).