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Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott

Location: Virginia, USA
Choral directors, composers, and singers alike will want to attend this unique event with Bob Chilcott, which includes reading sessions of his new Christmas-themed compositions, Wenceslas and Gloria, led by the composer himself and a conversation on commissioning choral works.  A conducting master class will be integrated into the singing of the Gloria. Bob Chilcott works extensively as a conductor with choirs and festivals throughout the world, and his teaching is fun and accessible to all. The day’s schedule is provided below:
9:00-9:30         Check-in and coffee
9:30-10:45       Singing Session I (Wenceslas)
10:45-11:00     Break
11:00 – 12:00  Singing Session II (Wenceslas, Gloria)
12:00-12:45     Lunch (box lunch provided on-site)
12:45-1:45       Singing Session III (Gloria)
1:45 – 2:00      Break
2:00 – 3:00      Commissioning Choral Works
Don’t miss this chance to sing and learn from one of the most popular contemporary choral composers in the world. Choral directors, see below for information about leading attendees in a movement of the Gloria for the conducting master class. The registration fee includes a box lunch and music packet.  Register for the Come and Sing at:
Interested in directing a piece for the Conducting Master Class session? Read below before registering.
Four choral conductors will be chosen to each direct the attendees in a movement of the Gloria. Indicate your interest in being one of the conductors on the registration form, and you will be contacted to determine what piece you will conduct. Mr. Chilcott and Choralis Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann will provide feedback during the session on your work with the attendees. About 15 minutes will be devoted to each movement.
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