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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

Singin' in the Sun: A Choral Music Workshop

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Program #7598RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Elevation Note
St. Simons Island is at sea level.

Itinerary for Mar 9 — Mar 14, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth by the Sea is a 100 acre Christian conference and retreat campus used for many events. It is located on the banks of the Frederica River below Gascoigne Bluff on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The center was named “Epworth by the Sea” in honor of Epworth, the boyhood home of Charles and John Wesley, founders of Methodism. Assisted by influential businessman Alfred W. Jones, Sr., president of the Sea Island Company, the Methodists purchased part of the Hamilton Plantation in 1949 and named it Epworth in honor of the Wesley’s boyhood home in Epworth, England. Lovely Lane Chapel, the oldest standing church building on St. Simons hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland. Epworth By The Sea is owned and operated by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Epworth is located on part of Hamilton Plantation which was purchased on October 29, 1949.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stay over reservations may be made by calling Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. The front desk will make every effort to book a participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 09 - Registration/Meet Your Director and Sing!
Afternoon: The program begins at the Registration Lobby of Epworth by the Sea Methodist Conference Center on St. Simons Island, GA. You may arrive after 2:00 PM with rooms guaranteed ready by 4:00 PM. A packet of the week's activities and name tags will be distributed at check-in. General Orientation and Get Acquainted begins at 4:30 pm.

Dinner: A buffet style dinner will be served in the Epworth Dining Room. Choices include hot entrees, a soup and salad bar, and desserts.

Evening: The first choral rehearsal begins at 7:00 PM in the classroom.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth by the Sea is a 100 acre Christian conference and retreat campus used for many events. It is located on the banks of the Frederica River below Gascoigne Bluff on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The center was named “Epworth by the Sea” in honor of Epworth, the boyhood home of Charles and John Wesley, founders of Methodism. Assisted by influential businessman Alfred W. Jones, Sr., president of the Sea Island Company, the Methodists purchased part of the Hamilton Plantation in 1949 and named it Epworth in honor of the Wesley’s boyhood home in Epworth, England. Lovely Lane Chapel, the oldest standing church building on St. Simons hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland. Epworth By The Sea is owned and operated by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Epworth is located on part of Hamilton Plantation which was purchased on October 29, 1949.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stay over reservations may be made by calling Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. The front desk will make every effort to book a participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 10 - Choral Workshop/Afternoon Free Time/Late Afternoo...
Choral Workshop/Afternoon Free Time/Late Afternoon And Evening Rehearsal

Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in Epworth Dining Room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea.

Morning: The morning will be spent rehearsing music with an experienced choral director. Instruction, choral techniques, and critiques will be offered.

Lunch: Lunch is served buffet style in Epworth Dining Room. Choices include hot entrees, soup and salad bar, and desserts.

Afternoon: Free time from 1 - 2:30. 2:30-3:00 pm Men’s Sectionals 3:00-3:30 pm Ladies Sectionals 3:30 - 5:15 pm Sing

Dinner: Dinner is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room.

Evening: Choral rehearsal.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth by the Sea is a 100 acre Christian conference and retreat campus used for many events. It is located on the banks of the Frederica River below Gascoigne Bluff on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The center was named “Epworth by the Sea” in honor of Epworth, the boyhood home of Charles and John Wesley, founders of Methodism. Assisted by influential businessman Alfred W. Jones, Sr., president of the Sea Island Company, the Methodists purchased part of the Hamilton Plantation in 1949 and named it Epworth in honor of the Wesley’s boyhood home in Epworth, England. Lovely Lane Chapel, the oldest standing church building on St. Simons hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland. Epworth By The Sea is owned and operated by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Epworth is located on part of Hamilton Plantation which was purchased on October 29, 1949.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stay over reservations may be made by calling Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. The front desk will make every effort to book a participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 11 - Choral Workshop/Optional Field Trip Includes A Na...
Choral Workshop/Optional Field Trip Includes A Nature Walk On Property/ Late Afternoon Rehearsal And Evening Rehearsal

Breakfast: Breakfast is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, cereal, milk, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea.

Morning: The morning will be spent rehearsing with an experienced choral director.

Lunch: Lunch is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room. Choices include hot entrees, soup and salad bar, and desserts.

Afternoon: 1:00-2:00 pm Optional Field Trip on Epworth Grounds: Nature/History 2:00-2:30 Free Time 2:30-3:00 pm Men’s Sectionals 3:00-3:30 pm Ladies’ Sectionals

Dinner: Dinner is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room.

Evening: Entertainment: Youth Symphony Ensemble Rehearsal after the entertainment.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth by the Sea is a 100 acre Christian conference and retreat campus used for many events. It is located on the banks of the Frederica River below Gascoigne Bluff on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The center was named “Epworth by the Sea” in honor of Epworth, the boyhood home of Charles and John Wesley, founders of Methodism. Assisted by influential businessman Alfred W. Jones, Sr., president of the Sea Island Company, the Methodists purchased part of the Hamilton Plantation in 1949 and named it Epworth in honor of the Wesley’s boyhood home in Epworth, England. Lovely Lane Chapel, the oldest standing church building on St. Simons hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland. Epworth By The Sea is owned and operated by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Epworth is located on part of Hamilton Plantation which was purchased on October 29, 1949.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stay over reservations may be made by calling Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. The front desk will make every effort to book a participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 12 - Choral Workshop/Jekyll Island Field Trip/Late Aft...
Choral Workshop/Jekyll Island Field Trip/Late Afternoon And Evening Choral Rehearsal

Breakfast: A full southern breakfast is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room. Choices include eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, oatmeal, cereal, milk, toast, sweet rolls, pancakes/waffles, fresh fruit, juices, coffee and tea.

Morning: The morning is spent in the classroom rehearsing with an experienced choral director.

Lunch: Lunch is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room. Choices include hot entrees, soup and salad bar, and desserts.

Afternoon: An afternoon field trip to Jekyll Island and the historic Millionaire Village will be included followed by a 4:30 PM rehearsal. In 1886, 53 prominent American tycoons founded the Jekyll Island Club, and members created an exclusive gilded era island retreat on Georgia’s coast for their family and friends. These empire builders shaped our nation and likewise laid the foundation for Jekyll Island’s rich future. Step into their past and experience the legends first-hand with our guided Passport to the Century tour. The 90-minute tram tours take guests through the 240-acre National Historic Landmark District, and include entry into two restored cottages.

Dinner: Dinner is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room.

Evening: Choral rehearsal.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Epworth by the Sea is a 100 acre Christian conference and retreat campus used for many events. It is located on the banks of the Frederica River below Gascoigne Bluff on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The center was named “Epworth by the Sea” in honor of Epworth, the boyhood home of Charles and John Wesley, founders of Methodism. Assisted by influential businessman Alfred W. Jones, Sr., president of the Sea Island Company, the Methodists purchased part of the Hamilton Plantation in 1949 and named it Epworth in honor of the Wesley’s boyhood home in Epworth, England. Lovely Lane Chapel, the oldest standing church building on St. Simons hosts Sunday services and is available for weddings. Constructed in 1880, it is named after the site of the 1784 founding conference of American Methodism in Baltimore, Maryland. Epworth By The Sea is owned and operated by the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Epworth is located on part of Hamilton Plantation which was purchased on October 29, 1949.

Contact info:
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 USA
phone: 912-638-8688
web: www.epworthbythesea.org

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated with two double beds, a private bath, table and chairs, reading lamps, telephones with voicemail, cable TV, and daily maid service.

Facility amenities: Epworth is a gracious, warm place devoted to serving its guests. Amenities include a fishing pier, landscaped walkways, gift shop, email access center for laptops, and delicious, freshly prepared buffet meals. A swimming pool is open during the summer season.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Prices vary. Please call.
Early arrivals and stay over reservations may be made by calling Epworth by the Sea, 912-638-8688. The front desk will make every effort to book a participant in the same room used during the Road Scholar program week.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 13 - Choral Workshop/Road Scholar Choral Concert
Breakfast: Breakfast is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room.

Morning: The morning will be spent in the classroom rehearsing with an experienced choral director in anticipation for the evening performance.

Lunch: Lunch is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room. Choices include hot entrees, soup and salad bar, and desserts.

Afternoon: An early afternoon final rehearsal is scheduled with ample time following it for relaxation before the evening performance.

Dinner: Dinner is served buffet style in Epworth's dining room. Dinner will be served early so that singers will have time to prepare for pictures at 6:15 pm and evening performance afterwards.

Evening: Singers will present a program at 7:00 pm of varied selections as rehearsed during the week. The audience is made up of local island residents and invitees from the local Road Scholar program at another location.

Lodging: Epworth by the Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 14 - We've Got Talent Finale, Farewells, Hotel Check O...
Breakfast: Breakfast is served buffet style in Epworth's Dining Room.

Morning: The final morning will be spent enjoying "Talent Extravaganza". Participants will have the opportunity to sign up throughout the week to present a solo, a group act, a reading etc. to be presented Friday morning. This is strictly optional but everyone has a lot of fun whether participating or as part of the audience. Program ends after the morning session around 10:30 am.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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