High School Madrigal Festival (Dec. 2010)

Concert information may be viewed at Madrigal Festival Update (Fri, Dec. 10, 2010)
Rehearsal information schedule/details for daytime schedule & locations

The Vermont ACDA Mid-Winter High School Madrigal Festival will be held December 10, 2010, at the North Ave. Alliance Church in Burlington.

We welcome Kathleen Hayes as our guest conductor this year.

Choral Directors of High School vocal ensembles should be members of ACDA to participate. An e-mail was sent out in early October to teachers who have participated in the past.

RSVP to the Festival Coordinator, Glory Reinstein, at Essex HS along with your student names ASAP in order to receive music in a timely manner. Frank Whitcomb, the librarian, needs to assign a folder number to a name before sending music out. Your program and fee may be sent by the November 30 deadline. Please RSVP to Glory via e-mail or phone to receive the large ensemble music.

Glory’s info:

857-7000, x1581

greinstein @ ccsuvt.org

Tentative deadlines:

Participation Form due October 30

Program details (titles, composers, soloists, etc.) due November 30

Fees /Invoice due December 1


Here is a description of the event from 2009:

Registration is 9:15-9:45am with the mass choir rehearsal beginning at 10:00am. Please remind your students to bring a bag lunch. The next mass choir rehearsal will begin after lunch. Mid-afternoon through to 7:00pm, each individual school ensemble will be given 15-20 minutes stage time. Rotational bussing to downtown Burlington for dinner and shopping will also begin mid-afternoon with the final pick-up time at 7:15pm. If you have a preference for your stage time (between 3:30-6:45pm), let me know. I will try to accommodate. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and usually ends around 9:30pm. Each school presents a short program (2-3 pieces or 10 minutes including walk on and off time). The concert concludes with the mass choir pieces. Please choose your repertoire carefully as we are in a church, not that the music has to be sacred. If you have questions about your own repertoire, please seek advice from a veteran colleague. Most ensembles perform A Cappella music, however, there is a piano and organ in the sanctuary.

Please talk to your students about keeping the church sanctuary and the classrooms neat and tidy, as well as staying out of teacher desks, before arriving. We are lucky to have this church as our host and want to keep a good relationship with them. Students should bring their own water bottles and pencils. Music will be sent to each school as soon as the application is received. The music is already in and Frank has numbered them all, ready to send out when I give him the word. Any outstanding music or bills should be taken care of before Frank sends out your music.

It is important that teachers go over the music with students before the festival.

The VT-ACDA board voted to implement a few new rules for 2009:

1. $50.00 late fee per school for application, program notes and fee.

(regular fee $100.00)

2. If you have more than 22 members in your group, an additional fee of $10.00 per student will be expected.

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