San Diego Summer Choral Festival
August 3–5, 2017
Dr. Patrick Walders, Founder & Artistic Director
The San Diego Summer Choral Festival is a three-day workshop that holds day and evening activities, including rehearsals, faculty recitals, vocal master classes, and topical sessions given by faculty, with performances in one of San Diego’s most rewarding acoustics: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Pacific Beach). The festival is open to all levels of vocal ability and experience. Students (rising 10th graders through college), church musicians, amateurs, semi-professionals, and professionals are welcome.
The artistic vision of the summer choral festival is to perform repertoire in different time periods, languages, and styles; works from the classical canon to unknown gems to new compositions. A small group, Schola, will be formed for select advanced pieces, and will be auditioned based on sight-reading ability, vocal training, and experience, and on Day One of the festival.
Thursday, August 3 (8 p.m.): Faculty Showcase
Friday, August 4 (8 p.m.): San Diego Pro Arte Voices & Festival Faculty
Saturday, August 5 (7:30 p.m.): Festival Concert
2017 repertoire will include works by:
Juan de Lienas
St. Andrew by the Sea Episcopal Church
1050 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
2017 FESTIVAL TUITION
Teachers/Church Musicians: $250
*Register by July 1 to receive the early bird rate. All prices will increase by $25 on July 1.
- Music & Other Materials
- All Rehearsals & Sectionals
- Interest Sessions
- Faculty Members
- Rehearsal & Performance Venues
- Opening Reception
- Closing Reception
- Thursday & Friday Lunch
- Daily light refreshments
NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION:
- Saturday lunch
WHAT TO BRING:
- Black 3-ring binder
- Performance attire: black bottoms,
solid colored top
PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS (additional fee)
30 minute lesson with distinguished faculty – $40:
Jennifer Paulino, soprano
Angela Young Smucker, alto
Interested participants can sign up for private voice lessons with a faculty member. These lessons will take place during tutti rehearsals. Participants will be given a time slot for lessons and will be responsible for leaving rehearsals to make the scheduled lesson(s). If interested, please note this on the application form, along with preference of teacher. “Walk-in” lessons are available at the festival on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be added during the festival upon availability.
SUMMER CHORAL FESTIVAL HOTEL SUPPLEMENT
Five (5) Nights Hotel Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, SeaWorld
Check In: Wednesday, August 2, 3 p.m
Check Out: Monday, August 7, 11 a.m.
Free wifi, free parking
If you need a hotel stay for additional or fewer nights, please contact Katie Walders at email@example.com