Calling all California Choirs - the Mission Day Festival is here!
Date: April 16, 2014
Location: California, USA
A special statewide observance will be held to commemorate the 300th birthday of Fr. Junípero Serra and the history surrounding the establishment of the twenty-one missions of our 31st state. The event will reflect upon the contributions of California Indians during the Spanish Mission era, including presentations by Native American youth and Andrew Galvan, Mission Indian, reflecting on this period of widespread adversity and rapid change.
Treble and mixed-voice choirs, singers grades 4-12, will lead in these simultaneous commemorative programs, singing at two of California's most representative missions - Old Mission Santa Barbara and San Francisco’s Mission Dolores. Singers will present accessible and representative songs sung during the missions’ history. Music will be supplied at no cost to all choirs.
This is phenomenal educational and musical experience. It is a wonderful chance to explore new and exciting music, learn so much about our State's history, and of course, see firsthand the beauty of two of our California Missions. Both festivals will happen simultaneously - a true sign of solidarity and a desire to share our history.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 • 1:30 pm
All California Student Choirs are invited to participate in this historic event.
Information can be found at: http://www.pcchoirs.org/california-mission-day
You can also contact the Pueri Cantores office at (714) 633-7554 or http://www.pcchoirs.org/contact