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Singing in the Heart of America: A Choral Workshop

Program Number: 20749RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/8/2013 - 7/13/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Price starting at: $776.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Participation
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

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.



Activity Particulars

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



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.




Date Specific Information

7-8-2013

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Lincoln Land Community College.




Springfield (Illinois)

The capital city of Illinois, Springfield welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year, many of whom come to explore the historic sites connected to Abraham Lincoln, such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Lincoln Home and Neighborhood, Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, Lincoln Tomb, and Lincoln’s New Salem.



Accommodations
Downtown hotel and conference center near historic sites.
Meals and Lodgings
   President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
  Springfield, IL 5 nights
 President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Type: Hotel
  Description: Convenient downtown location close to historic sites. Free hotel shuttle van from airport or Amtrak station (must call hotel upon on arrival). The shuttle service is free but tips are customary for the driver handling bags. Important Parking Information: Self-parking is available at a public parking garage run by the Prairie Capitol Convention Center adjacent to the hotel and is connected to the hotel on levels 1H and 2H. The parking fee is $.75 hourly or $7.00 per day (24 hours) upon exiting. Valet parking is offered for hotel guests at a fee of $13.00 daily. The parking fee is paid by the participant.
  Contact info: 701 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701 USA
phone: 866-788-1860 x2175448800
web: www.PresidentAbrahamLincolnhotel.com
  Room amenities: In-room coffee maker, alarm clock, hairdryer, ironing board and refrigerator upon request and based on availability. Internet browser/web TV; 32 inch flat panel television with High Definition channels. Free wireless Internet service is available in guest rooms and the lobby area; not in meeting rooms. Must request an in-room refrigerator with your reservation if it is required and it will be reserved as they are available.
  Facility amenities: On-site fitness facilities including an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, free weights and cardiovascular equipment; business office in lobby, Lindsay's Restaurant and the Globe Tavern; a gift shop for essentials and snacks; valet dry cleaning; complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and large lobby area with a fireplace and comfortable seating and tables. Free wireless Internet service is available in guest rooms and the lobby area; not in meeting rooms.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $84.99 + tax; as available Based on date and room availability. Contact hotel directly at 217-544-8800 and identify themselves as Road Scholar / Elderhostel participants.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $84.99 + tax; as available Based on date and room availability. Contact hotel directly at 217-544-8800 and identify themselves as Road Scholar / Elderhostel participants.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
5pm You will be staying at President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
10am You will be staying at President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
The hotel does not maintain a parking facility. Parking is available at an adjoining parking garage for $7.00 per day fee while at the hotel. Long term parking is limited in downtown Springfield. Participant pays for parking.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Springfield, IL
  Nearest city or town:  Springfield, Illinois
  Nearest highway: Interstate 55 (N/S) and Interstate 72 (E/W)
  Nearest airport:  Springfield's Capital Airport (SPI)
  From End of Program
  Location: Springfield, IL
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

St. Louis, MO

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
BART Transportation
phone: 800-284-2278
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$58, each additional person $48
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

100 miles

   

Available 24/7, must make arrangements 3 days in advance, 217-789-7920 local number. BART will notify you of the pickup time at the airport terminal and estimate the arrival time to accommodations a day or 2 prior to travel.

 

St. Louis, MO

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Smart Van
phone: 877-277-6278
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60, each additional person $35
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour and thirty minutes 

 

Distance:

 

100 miles

   

Hours: 24/7, must make arrangements 3 days in advance, local number 217-529-4806. You will be contacted with the pickup time and terminal location by Smart Van 1-2 days before travel.

 

Springfield, IL

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and CC
phone: 217-544-8800

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

6 blocks

   

Must call from the train station upon arrival for hotel shuttle service. No advance arrangements. Tipping the driver is customary but up to the participant. If a shuttle is not available, the hotel will give information on getting a taxi and reimbursement with a taxi receipt from the hotel.

 

Springfield

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and CC
phone: 217-544-8800

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10-15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

5 miles

   

Must call from station upon arrival. No advance arrangements. Tipping the driver is customary but up to the participant. If a shuttle is not available, the hotel will give information on getting a taxi and reimbursement with a taxi receipt from the hotel.

 
Driving Directions
  From Interstate 55 to President AL Hotel I-55, traveling north or south, use exit 98, Clear Lake Ave west; travel west toward downtown and turn left on Seventh Street which is a one-way street going south. The hotel is on the left at 701 E. Adams St. on the corner of Seventh and Adams Streets. It is a red brick 12-story building with a covered canopy at the entrance.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Begin your music filled week as we focus on the folk influence on music including American and International folk songs arranged for chorus.
(Monday, July 8)

Note: At the hotel



   
 Dinner: At the hotel
 Evening: Meet the hosts and review the musical plans for the week.
   
Accommodations: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Rehearsals and classroom discussions begin at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
(Tuesday, July 9)

Note: At the Hoogland Center for the Arts



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Rehearsals and classroom discussions begin.
 Lunch: Noon: Catered lunch at the Hoogland Center for the Arts
 Afternoon: Rehearsals continue and 4-5:30pm is free time
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30 PM at the hotel
 Evening: 6:30 PM Movie Night!
   
Accommodations: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Continue rehearsals and classroom discussions.
(Wednesday, July 10)

Note: At the Hoogland Center for the Arts



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Continue rehearsals and classroom discussions at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
 Lunch: Noon: Catered lunch at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
 Afternoon: Continue rehearsals and 4 PM is free time.
 Dinner: At the hotel
 Evening: Group Singing!
   
Accommodations: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Free time to visit downtown historic sites and see a musical at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
(Thursday, July 11)

Note: At the Hoogland Center for the Arts



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Free time to visit downtown historic sites or rehearse on your own.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.
 Afternoon: Rehearsal continues.
 Dinner: 5:30pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
 Evening: 6:30pm, pre-show discussion and attend a 7:30pm performance of “a musical ‘Hootenanny” at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
   
Accommodations: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Concert day has arrived! Continue final rehearsals for the public concert and talent revue.
(Friday, July 12)

Note: At the Hoogland Center for the Arts



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Continue rehearsal
 Lunch: Lunch on your own.
 Afternoon: Dress rehearsal and pubic concert at 2:30pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts followed by free time to rehearsal on your own for the evening talent revue.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: Let your talents shine in our musical revue at the hotel!
   
Accommodations: President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap up of the week activities.
(Saturday, July 13)

Note: At the hotel



   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Discussion of programming ideas, issue passport stickers, and farewell to participants.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Springfield, IL 1908 Race Riot Self-Guided Tour
A tragic series of events in Springfield's history led to the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. The story of the 1908 Race Riot and its victims is told through a self-guided, eight-marker walking tour, beginning at the corner of Seventh and Jefferson Streets.
  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Dedicated to the life and legacy of our 16th President, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum brings together the world’s largest collection of documentary material related to the life of Abraham Lincoln. The museum, unlike any other in the U.S., features hi-tech exhibits, interactive displays, and multimedia programs as well as a reproduction of the White House as it looked in 1861. The Presidential Library is home to the world’s largest collection of Lincoln-related documents, artifacts and books, including more than 12 million items from the Illinois State Historical Library. Located at 212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL. Hours: Subject to change, please call to confirm hours before you visit. MUSEUM HOURS: Open daily, 9am-5pm (last museum admission is 4pm). Library: 112 North 6th Street; LIBRARY HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday - Open for exhibit. Phone: (800) 610-2094. Admission: MUSEUM : Effective July 1, 2010. Age 16-61 $12; Senior (62 and Up) $9.00; Military (ID Required) $7.00; Students (ID Required) $9.00; Children (Age 5-15) $6.00; Children (Under 5) Free. LIBRARY: Free. Days Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
  Dana-Thomas House
Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home. In 1902, local socialite and activist, Susan Lawrence Dana, hired a rising architect from Chicago to remodel her family home. This is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's best prairie houses and contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass and furniture. Located at 301 E. Lawrence, Springfield, IL 62703. Hours are subject to change. Please call (217) 782-6776 to confirm hours before you visit. Wed - Sun. 9am-4pm. Last tour begins at 3:50pm. Visitor Center is handicapped accessible. Gift shop on site. Suggested donation - $10 for adults. For additional information, visit www.dana-thomas.org
  Elijah Iles House
This is Springfield’s oldest home, built circa 1830s in Greek Revival style by city founder Elijah Iles. The house contains period furnishings and also houses the Springfield Museum with exhibits of local history. Located at 628 South Seventh, Springfield, IL 62701. Hours: Open Wednesday and Saturday, 12-4 PM. Closed November through March. Days Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, Pulaski Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Phone (217) 492-5929. Admission: Suggested donation - $3.00.
  Executive Mansion
Home of the Illinois governor. Seven U.S. Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have been received here. Three levels are open to the public including four formal parlors; a state dining room; ballroom; four bedrooms, including the Lincoln bedroom; and a library handcrafted from native American Black Walnut. (Mansion closed during official State functions.) Located at 410 E. Jackson Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30am-11am & 2-3:30pm. Saturday: 9:30-11am. Phone (217) 782-6450. Days Closed: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Birthday, Lincoln Birthday, Presidents' Day, Pulaski Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  Illinois State Capitol
The first legislative session was held in this state capitol in 1877. The growth of the state had increased the need for more file storage and office space than the Old State Capitol allowed. Today it is the center of state government and houses the offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer, as well as the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers. Visitors can watch Illinois politics in action from balcony-level seating when the legislature is in session. (Accessible entrance at east side.) West entrance is currently closed. Located at 301 S 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701. Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-3:30pm. Phone (217) 782-2099. Days Closed: New Years Day, Presidents' Day, Easter Sun, General Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Admission Free
  Lincoln Home National Historic Site
“I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington." Abraham Lincoln left his home of seventeen years (1844-1861) to serve as president of a nation on the verge of Civil War. The Lincoln home has been restored to its 1860 appearance, revealing Lincoln as husband, father, and politician. Your tour of this national treasure will be conducted by National Park Service Park Rangers. Start your visit at the Visitor Center located at 426 S. 7th Street, Springfield, IL. Hours: Daily 8:30am-5pm. Phone: (217) 391-3221. Free tickets are required and may be obtained at the Lincoln Home Visitor Center. Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/liho
  Lincoln Tomb
This beautiful monument marks the final resting place of Abraham, Mary Todd, Tad, Eddie and Willie Lincoln. (Oldest son, Robert, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.) Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery at the request of Mrs. Lincoln after his assassination in 1865. The monument was designed by sculptor Larkin Mead, completed in 1874, and paid for with public donations. The original receiving vault in which Abraham Lincoln was buried can be seen on a tour of the cemetery. Also located within Oak Ridge Cemetery are the Illinois War Memorials (World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War). The entrance is located 1500 Monument Ave., inside Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL. Hours: are subject to change. Hours: Please call to confirm hours before you visit. Nov-Feb, Tues-Sat 9am-4pm; Mar-April, Tues-Sat 9am-5pm; May-Labor Day, 7 days a week 9am-5pm; Post Labor Day-Oct 31, Tues-Sat 9am-5pm. Phone: (217) 782-2717. Admission: Free. Days Closed: Monday, Sunday, New Years Day, MLK Birthday, Presidents Day, Veterans Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Also see: www.lincolntomb.org
  Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site
Abraham Lincoln grew to “a man of purpose and destiny” during his six years (1831-37) living and working in New Salem Village. Here, he clerked in a store, enlisted in the Blackhawk War, served as postmaster and deputy surveyor, studied law and was elected legislator. Timber houses, shops, and stores now comprise the reconstructed historic village where history comes to life as costumed interpreters take on the characters of the people who lived and worked here more than 150 years ago. Located 20 miles NW of Springfield at 15588 History Lane, Route 97, Petersburg, IL. Hours: September through April, Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm; May through August, daily 9am to 5pm. Phone: (217) 632-4000. Admission: Donation suggested. Days Closed: New Years Day, MLK Birthday, Lincoln Birthday, Presidents Day, Veterans Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Also, www.lincolnsnewsalem.com For additional information, visit www.state.il.us/hpa/hs/new_salem.htm
  Old State Capitol State Historic Site
“A house divided against itself cannot stand...” These immortal words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in the historic Old State Capitol Hall of Representatives in the turbulent days preceding the Civil War. He tried several hundred cases in the Supreme Court, borrowed books from the state library, and read and swapped stories with other lawyers and politicians in the law library. On May 3 and 4, 1865, Mr. Lincoln’s body lay in state in Representatives Hall as a crowd estimated at 75,000 filed past to pay their last respects. (Last tour 45 minutes before closing.) Located at 1 Old Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701. Hours: 9am to 5pm,Tuesday to Saturday, from the day after Labor Day to April 30; and 9am to 5pm, daily from May 1 through Labor Day weekend. Days Closed: New Years Day, MLK Birthday, Presidents Day, Veterans Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Phone: (217) 785-7960. Admission: Donation suggested.
  Union Square Park and the Illinois Visitor Center
Union Square Park and the Illinois Visitor Center at Union Station are located directly across the street from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. The Visitor Center provides information to visitors on Springfield area historic sites and attractions and other Illinois tourism opportunities. The park has gardens, walking paths, sculptures of Abraham Lincoln and a sculptured monument to commemorate the 1908 Race Riot in Springfield. Located at 500 E. Madison, Springfield, IL 62701. Hours: Daily 9-5. Hours are subject to change, please call. Union Square Park is open from 8am to 10pm. daily. Phone (217) 557-4588. Days Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
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