Great Day of Singing 2016 schedule & details

A Great Day of Singing!

with Cailin Marcel Manson

Saturday, April 9, 2016 – Grace Congregational Church, Rutland

Grace Congregational Church Rutland pictureLocation: 8 Court Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701
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parking lot accessed via Business Route 4


    subject to slight variation as we enjoy our afternoon together

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Welcome & introductions

9:45 a.m.-noon

  • Warm-ups; Tips on vocal technique
    & how to remain healthy and vibrant and growing as choristers
  • Singing together & demonstration performance by the
    Bennington County Choral Society *

 (see details below)

1:00 p.m.

  • More singing together

2:00 p.m.

  • Presentations by area choirs – Choirs are invited to sing a selection or two.**

2:45 p.m.

*  selections from The Chichester Psalms by Leonard BernsteinDona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams; a spiritual by Moses Hogan; and a classical work by Franz Schubert.

**  We welcome choirs to offer a selection or two: We’d love to hear some of your music!
This is entirely optional — any of your singers are welcome to attend throughout the day.
Please contact any of us for more information or to let us know if your choir wishes to make a presentation!

Cailin Marcel MansonCailin Marcel Manson came to Vermont from his native Philadelphia, where he worked to increase community involvement in music by creating performance and training opportunities for singers and musicians of mixed experience. He is the founding director and conductor of the Germantown Concert Chorus, as well as the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts. Mr. Manson has worked with ensembles both nationally and internationally. He is presently the Director of Music at the Putney School, and, since 2014, Music Director of the Bennington County Choral Society.

The baritone and conductor has toured major concert venues throughout the United States, Europe and Asia with many organizations as a performer and master teacher. Mr. Manson has held positions as artistic director and conductor of the Montgomery County Youth Orchestra, music director of the Vorarlberger Musikfest, music director and conductor laureate of the Chamber Symphony of Atlantic City, chairman of vocal studies at the Hazleton Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and as a member of the voice faculty of both the Napoli School of Music and Dance and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. He is a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians and the Conductors Guild.

A graduate of the Esther Boyer College of Music of Temple University, Mr. Manson also received a Magister in orchestral conducting and opera from the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria.

We hope you’ll join us for this great day of singing and sharing of music!

These workshops are free and open to all – invite your friends!

Note: for those who wish, contributions are welcome at the door.

Lunch options: bring your own, eat in town,
or order a wonderful Gill’s Deli meal for $8.00 in advance.
Includes choice from assorted platters of subs (including gluten free and vegetarian options) from the renowned Gill’s Delicatessen ( in downtown Rutland. Condiments, onions, green and hot peppers provided on the side. Chips, desserts and beverage also included. Lunch must be pre-ordered by March 25, 2016.
Send order (below) and check (payable to VT-ACDA) to:
Kristin Cimonetti
Mill River Union High School
2321 Middle Rd.
N. Clarendon, VT 05759

Name: ___________________________________   # meals ___________
Email: ___________________________________   phone: (__)________
If you are placing an order for multiple people, please attach a list of their names, and include payment for all. Thank you!

download/print/distribute event flyer & poster (legal size paper): GreatDayofSingingAnnouncement2016