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Unexpected Opening for PICCFEST 2012!

Location: Oregon, USA
Choir type: Children's and Youth Choirs
An unexpected opening for 2012 means your choir could be part of the extraordinary Pacific Int'l Children's Choir Festival (PICCFEST) this next summer with Bob Chilcott! Treble choirs, SATB youth or boy choirs, and TB young men's choirs are eligible.
 
Now in it’s fifteenth season, the roster of world-renowned guest conductors, fabulous performances, and a growing list of 110+ past-participant 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.”
 
Applications for the remaining place are being accepted now for the PICCFEST 2012, June 26- July 2, in Eugene Oregon, located in the 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.
 
Guest conductor Bob Chilcott 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?!”
 
Recent guest conductors agree: 
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.”
 
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  told us 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!”
 
Why travel to another country when you can travel to another world? Spend 6 days in the most amazing place on earth – a magical musical land called PICCFEST. Space is limited, so apply now to reserve a spot. Participant fee includes all festival activities, including 6 nights double occupancy lodging, all meals, festival t-shirt, recreation, ground transportation and admissions.
 
Contact Peter Robb, Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival – phone: 541-465-9600 or email: peter@piccfest.org