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Bring your students for the Day, or just for the evening Concert!
Twentieth Annual ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival,
hosted by Regis College Glee Club, at Casey Theatre, Fine Arts Center,
Regis College, Weston, MA
Saturday, February 15, 2014.
(The 20th Annual Festival was snowed out in 2013, so we want to make this the best festival ever in 2014, snow date 2/16/14).
The festival starts at noon when college choral students gather for a day of camaraderie and music-making, culminating in a 7:30 pm concert. Theme for the festival, as always, is “Collaboration Rather Than Competition.” Choirs will spend the afternoon in choral workshops and rehearsals for the combined numbers. Conductors enjoy a dinner together to discuss repertoire, standards, recruiting, travel, and other concerns. After dinner together, the choirs and orchestra have a joint rehearsal.
The first half of the concert will feature individual choirs in short (5-6 minute) performances. Repertoire will be varied. This is a great opportunity for conductors and students to hear what their peers at other colleges are singing. The Smith College Orchestra will open the second half of the program. The grand finale will feature the combined choirs (200 plus voices) and Smith College Orchestra in a performance of excerpts from Schubert’s Mass in G.
The Collegiate Choral Festival is an opportunity for college and university choirs to hear and perform for other college choirs and to experience the thrill of singing in a massed choir with orchestral accompaniment. It is an occasion for the choirs to experience a really inspiring day, and because each choir contributes only a short (optional) individual performance, the collaborative effort results in a peak experience with low pressure on conductors and choirs.
Participating schools in the past have come from New England and sometimes beyond. New choirs are always welcome. Dr. Jonathan Hirsh, Director of the Smith College Orchestra, will conduct the performance. Mr. David Giessow, the MA ACDA College and University R&S Chair from UMass Boston, will co-chair the event with Dr. Sheila Grace Prichard from Regis College.
The audience is invited to a cookies-and-punch reception following the concert.
For further information or to register, contact David.Giessow@umb.edu 617-287-5799.
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