Choral Voices: Learn & Perform Choral Music in the Appalachians

Learn great choral music, practice with experts, enjoy a theater production and get inspired by the natural beauty of the Appalachian Highlands on this music-lover’s adventure.
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Program No. 6258RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Lift up your voice with other singers from around the U.S. as you join us for a week filled with music in the beautiful Appalachian Highlands of Virginia! Whether you’re a novice singer or an accomplished vocalist, you’ll enjoy an opportunity to rehearse new hits, exciting arrangements and classic compositions. Along the way, learn about the works of some of our favorite composers and prepare for a final concert with your new musical friends. A bit of free time offers the opportunity to explore the region, known for its natural beauty, rich history and arts and crafts scene.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Singing and rehearsing up to six hours per day. Participants should be able to stand for up to one hour.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience a friendly choral atmosphere like no other. Learn choral music and perform a concert with talents from around the country.
  • Enjoy a musical theater production at Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia.
  • Showcase your talent and enjoy others’ in our talent show (participation voluntary).

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Andrew Walker
Originally from the United Kingdom, Andrew strives to offer, use, and develop his musical skills in ways that bring the maximum benefit to those whom he leads, instructs and ministers to. He holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors from the University of London - Royal Holloway College, England. He is an accomplished clinician, conductor and songwriter and is also a Member the American Guild of Organists and a Member the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Craig Makufka
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