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SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Singing in the Heart of America: A Choral Workshop

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Program #20749RJ
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.
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Spend a music-filled week with a gifted choral educator and conductor. This choral workshop will have you singing and enjoying music from America and around the world. Special presentations will provide insights about various composers and their contributions to choral music. From numerous selections presented throughout the week, we will choose our finest works to be performed in a concert for the public. Broaden your musical knowledge, join other choral singers from across the country, and take your enjoyment of singing to a new level.


Highlights

• Rehearse up to six hours (with breaks) per day as the music director helps you polish your vocal technique and performance.
• Perform a concert for the public at a beautiful local facility.
• As a special highlight, attend a local theatrical performance with a pre-show talk by the director.

Program Notes

Ability to read music helpful but not required. Concert attire: khaki pants and solid color tops. Due to the nature of this program, assisted-listening devices are not provided.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking three blocks from hotel to rehearsal location; city sidewalks, level terrain.

Date Notes
7/14/2014
Join us as we explore a wide range of great choral music from the ‘60s – that is, ‘60s decades in several centuries. As we sing, we will learn about changes in music styles and the composers who created them such as Franco-Flemish Guillaume Dufay, the most influential composer of the 15th century, or Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina of Italy who created Renaissance counterpoint songs which are still regularly performed. Who do you think we’ll select from for the 1660s, the 1760s, the 1860s and, in the generation we know best, the 1960s? Come to the heart of America to learn and perform timeless masterpieces by both great and little known names in musical composition, plus a few patriotic and popular favorites as well!

Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.


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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
11 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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