Singing in the Heart of America: A Choral Workshop
Revel in a week of music with fellow Road Scholars and a professional conductor as you rehearse, improve your vocal technique and put on two concerts.
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Program No. 20749RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Rehearse at the hotel up to 6 hours per day (with breaks) as the music director helps you to polish your vocal technique and performance.
  • Perform an afternoon concert at an active retirement community and an evening concert at a church, and participate in the “Musical Talent Revue.”
  • Attend an evening program at Lincoln’s Tomb, experiencing the Flag Lowering Ceremony by the 114th Volunteer Infantry and visit the monument.

General Notes

Ability to read music helpful but not required. Concert attire: khaki pants and solid color tops. Please join us in Central Illinois as we celebrate "Three B's on the Prairie," exploring the music of the Three B's; Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. We'll sing some of Bach's beautiful choral works, including "Break Forth, Oh Beauteous Heavenly Light." Although best known for his piano and orchestral works, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from his 9th Symphony is an enjoyable work for singers. We won't be singing with a symphony, but we will do a 4-part version of "Ode to Joy," which should be exciting for us all. We'll also broaden our German skills by singing a couple of Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes" and "Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes." Our program will include both sacred and secular works. Due to the nature of this program, assisted-listening devices are not provided.

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