Monday, June 30, 2008

SCI Session 2 and more!


Don't forget to sign up for Session 2 of this year's Summer Choral Institute! The session, Folk Music from Around the World, runs July 10-13. This is a session particularly recommended for families, and those interested can also have their children (grades 3-8) participate in a day camp run by the Madeleine Choir School throughout the entire week.

Participants in this session will also have the opportunity to sing at Spanish Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine on Sunday, July 13. Just a personal note: I've had the opportunity to sing at Mass a couple of times, and it is a really neat experience. You should take advantage of this opportunity!


The same week as this session, July 7-12, Dr. Allred is running a Choral Conducting Workshop. Registration for this workshop includes a registration for Session 2, so if you've always wanted to learn to conduct better, sign up for a great experience. This is a workshop for conductors at all levels, so whether you're a professional choir director, a ward choir director, or just someone interested in choral directing, this session is for you.


Finally, the next two chunks of Session 4 are closing in. On July 8, the sing-through will focus on Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass," and on July 15, Poulenc's "Gloria" and Durufle's "Requiem." All of these pieces are well worth your time, so if you can fit any of this in your schedule, you absolutely should.

And tell your friends!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

SCI beginning soon

The beginning of the Summer Choral Institute is just days away!

Don't forget that this Thursday, June 5, is the deadline to register for Session 1 (Lullaby of Broadway) and Session 4 (Choral Masterworks). You can still register at the door, but be prepared to pay an extra fee.

Session 4 begins on Tuesday, June 10. The first meeting of the Choral Masterworks session will focus on Orff's Carmina Burana, so if you were a member of SLCA last fall, grab your score and sign up! If you weren't a member, never fear--you can buy a score when you register.

And just a heads up: early registration for Session 2 (Folk Music from Around the World) also ends on June 10, so make sure to register for that while you're attending Session 4!

Session 1 also begins next week, on Thursday, June 12. This session, focusing on showtunes, promises to be tons of fun, so make sure you get your registration in! You won't want to miss it.