Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Optimist ChorFest 2016

CELEBRATE SINGING AT OPTIMIST CHORFEST SASKATCHEWAN

ChorFest is a provincial festival of choral music for all ages and genres of vocal groups.  The festival focuses on choral growth and development through performance, non-competitive adjudications, and workshops with accomplished clinicians. 

 

Sing together, learn together and share the beauty and power of choral music in a non-competitive supportive festival setting.

Perform and workshop your own music with some of Canada’s most accomplished choral, vocal jazz and barbershop harmony clinicians.

 FEBRUARY 6-10, 2016
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Whether small or large, novice or accomplished – no matter what your degree of expertise, ChorFest clinicians will work with each group at their own level.  A group that’s just starting out has as much to gain as does a well-established choir!

ChorFest is open to all community, school and church choirs, barbershop groups and vocal jazz ensembles.  The Festival has been timed to help you prepare for all your spring festivals, concerts and tours.  Your music doesn't have to be prepared and polished - just ready to work on.

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There are lots of ways to get involved - 

  • Bring your choir to a ChorFest learning pod on Saturday or Sunday
  • Bring your choir to one of six ChorFest learning pods on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (morning or afternoon)
  • Take part in the Conducting MasterClass with Graeme Langager as a Conductor or part of the Choir
  • Audit a 'Pod' and learn along with those participating choirs - no charge!
  • Enjoy the Saskatchewan Youth Choir in concert Saturday night
  • Volunteer to take tickets, work at the concession, hand out programs, marshall choirs, set-up, tear-down, whatever it takes . . .

CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS

MUSIC FOR ALL GALA CONCERT

Come for an hour, come for a learning pod, come for a day, come for the whole event - we'd love to see you!

Questions?  Give Sheryl a call at 1-877-524-6725 (toll-free) or (306) 780-9230 in Regina.

 

CLINICIANS

Directors, don't miss your chance to work with Canada's best clinicians!  Saskatchewan Choral Federation is excited to announce that Dr. Janet Brenneman (CMU Winnipeg), Dr. Jennifer Lang (UofS Saskatoon) and Dr. Graeme Langager (UBC Vancouver) will adjudicate Adult, Youth, Barbershop & Vocal Jazz choirs at ChorFest Saskatchewan in Regina in February 2016.

 THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Optimist Club of Regina

Discover the Difference an Optimist Club Makes

CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WORKSHOP - Saturday, February 6

ENSEMBLE DIRECTORS (established and emerging) - Work with award-winning ChorFest clinician, Dr. Graeme Lanager, to hone your skills and pick-up some new tips and tricks while working with a lab choir.

Register early to secure your spot as one of three workshop conductors.  Cost is $200 for the day and includes lunch and refreshment breaks.
 

BE PART OF THE MASTERCLASS CHOIR -

Singers and Directors, here is your chance to sing with colleagues and gain valuable professional development either as a singer or conductor, while listening and learning from Dr. Langager as he works with the three workshop conductors.

Cost is $20 for the day and includes lunch and refreshment breaks.

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