5th Anniversary San Diego Summer Choral Festival Welcomes Composer-in-Residence, Shawn Kirchner
St. Andrew's by the Sea Episcopal Church, San Diego, CA
5th Anniversary 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.
NEW THIS YEAR!: SHAWN KIRCHNER, COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE
We are excited and honored to welcome Shawn Kirchner as our inaugural Composer-in-Residence for the festival. Shawn will be leading us in a few interest and reading sessions, as well as teaching us his newly commissioned piece, hot off the press! It will be a privilege to work with him over the three days.
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
Orlando di Lasso, O Bella Fusa (Schola)
Ēriks Ešenwalds, Stars
Edward Elgar, I. The Dance
Edward Elgar, II. False Love (Schola)
from Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands
Luke Frels, Beauty (women)
arr. Barnes Shortest Ballad in the World (men)
Shawn Kirchner, COMMISSION
Shawn Kirchner, Great Is Thy Faithfulness
For more information and to register, visit: https://sdproartevoices.org/2017-summer-choral-festival/