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PICCFEST Announces Opening for 2011!

Location: Oregon, USA
Choir type: Children's and Youth Choirs
If you're looking for a domestic tour destination to rival the finest treble festivals anywhere, PICCFEST is it. And due to a late cancellation, the renowned Pacific International Children's Choir Festival now has room for another choir in June 2011
That means there's still time to get an application in for PICCFEST 2011, June 21-27. Located in Oregon’s breathtaking southern Willamette Valley, the festival takes place on and around the beautiful University of Oregon campus and Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts, home of the world-renowned Oregon Bach Festival.
Thirteen years of extraordinary guest conductors, fabulous performances, and a roster of 100+ participating choirs has garnered the praise of singers, their conductors and tour chaperones who call it “life-changing” and “the most amazing week of my life so far."
Guest conductor Sandra Snow will lead the combined Festival Chorus and workshops with each individual choir. The combination of PICCFEST and the Oregon Bach Festival creates this one-of-a-kind event filled with inspiring rehearsals, at least two performances by each participating choir, performances of the combined Festival Chorus, and a welcoming environment that leaves participants asking, “When can we come back?!”
Act quickly to reserve the remaining space. Download an application at Participant fee includes all festival activities, including 6 nights double occupancy lodging, all meals, festival t-shirt, recreation, ground transportation and admission to the Oregon Bach Festival opening night concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma. Contact: Peter Robb, Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival or call us at 541 465-9600 (US country code 011).
For comments from recent guest conductors, see below: 
Henry Leck states “PICCFEST is a treasure among treble choir festivals with its wonderfully non-competitive atmosphere, its rich collaboration with the renowned Oregon Bach festival, and the way it puts young singers and their experience first.” 
Lynne Gackle recalls: I had such an awesome time with all those at PICCFEST!  Thanks for inviting me to share in some great music-making, great friendships, and memories that will last a very long time.
Bob Chilcott adds, “PICCFEST is a premium choir festival! The music is exciting, the schedule is rich with opportunities for artistic growth and building friendships, and Eugene is a lovely setting. Bravo!”
Sandra Snow says, “PICCFEST has established a standard of excellence in every aspect of festival presentation. While aspiring to high artistic standards, it’s clear the philosophy of this organization uplifts the individual experiences of the singers. It is always a pleasure to return to PICCFEST, a place I know has the right priorities for all participants.”