Great Day of Singing ~ March 25, 2017!

Join us for this exhilarating event!

Vermont American Choral Directors Association

presents our fifth annual

A Great Day of Singing!

Celebrating Choral Music in Vermont

Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Waterbury VT Congregational Church the historic “White Meeting House”
at the top of Bank Hill: 8 North Main Street

Join us for an exhilarating time
singing great choral music together!

Open to ALL singers, conductors, and those
who love voices raised together in song.

Tips on vocal technique and healthy singing.

A wonderful array of music sure to inspire,
introduced by conductors & teachers from across the state*
Sarah Cullins, University of Vermont voice faculty
Alan Rowe, North Country Chorus, St. Johnsbury Academy
Arthur Zorn
, Mad River Chorale, Bethany Church Montpelier
Lori Routhier, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Rutland
Eddie Wilkin, Slate Valley Singers, Fair Haven Union High School,
Grace Congregational Church Rutland
click on conductors’ names for links for info about our guest leaders

Invite friends and choir colleagues
to travel with you and enjoy the day!

Bring your lunch, or stay tuned for local options

contact Jeff Rehbach (rehbach @ middlebury.edu) or
Lori Routhier (llmrmusic @ vermontel.net)

We hope you’ll spread the word to your choirs and all who love to sing.

$5 suggested donation at the door

download/print/distribute event flyer: great-day-of-singing-announcement-2017


Great Day of Singing, April 9, 2016, in Rutland!

Join us for this exhilarating event!

Vermont American Choral Directors Association
presents our fourth annual

A Great Day of Singing!

Saturday, April 9, 2016
 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Grace Congregational Church – Rutland

A free event, open to teen and adult singers, conductors, and
all who love singing…

With dynamic baritone, conductor, master teacher Cailin Marcel Manson 

  • Director of Philadelphia’s Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts
  • Music Director and Conductor of the Bennington County Choral Society
  • Director of Music at The Putney School
    • Tips on vocal technique and healthy singing
    • Singing a wonderful array of inspirational music with works by Leonard Bernstein, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Franz Schubert, and Moses Hogan.
    • Performances by area choirs at the end of the day!

Cailin Marcel Manson
See details, schedule and biography of our wonderful, dynamic conductor for the day!

If your choir would like to sing one or two selections, we welcome that (although it’s not at all required for singers to come and enjoy the day!)

We hope you’ll spread the word to your choirs and all who love to sing.

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


Please contact any one of us for more information or to let us know if your choir wishes to offer a song or two!

  • Lori Routhier   llmrmusic @ vermontel.net    (802) 293-2215
  • Kristin Cimonetti   kcimonetti27 @ gmail.com   (802) 775-1925
  • Jeff Rehbach   rehbach @  middlebury.edu    (802) 989-7355

Our thanks to Grace Congregational Church for hosting us again this year.

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
See a map
parking lot accessed via Business Route 4

 


SCHEDULE
    subject to slight variation as we enjoy our afternoon together

9:15 a.m.
Arrival

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 *

noon
Luncheon
 (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.
Wrap-up

*  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 (gillsdeli.com) 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

Great Day of Singing, March 14, 2015 in Rutland!

A Great Day of Singing!

Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grace Congregational Church, Rutland, VT
8 Court St; free parking in the lot accessed from West Street (Business Route 4)

Join us for an exhilarating time
singing great masterworks together!

Open to all singers, conductors, and those
who love to listen to voices raised in song.

  • With the Vermont Symphony OrchestrChorus dynamic new director José Daniel Flores Caraballo
  • Tips on building vocal & rehearsal techniques
  • A wonderful array of music sure to inspire with works by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Fauré, Brahms
  • A demonstration performance at the end of the day

hosted by

Vermont American Choral Directors Association

Grace Congregational Church

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus


download/print event flyer & poster: Great Day of Singing Announcement 2015

Great Day of Singing 2015 schedule & details

A Great Day of Singing!

Saturday, March 14 – Grace Congregational Church, Rutland

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

 

SCHEDULE
  subject to slight variation as we enjoy our afternoon together

12:30-12:50
Arrival

1:00  |
Welcome & introductions

Warm-ups; tips  on vocal & rehearsal techniques with José Daniel

Singing together – sharing great pieces you can master* and sing with community, church, or school choirs 

2:30
Refreshment Break

2:45
Singing together — sharing more wonderful pieces*

4:30 – 5:00
Demonstration Performance – 
Choirs are invited to sing a selection or two.**  Closing with a piece for all!

*  Haydn. The Heavens are Telling (from the Creation); Handel. But Thanks be to God (from The Messiah); Mozart. Ave verum; Fauré. Sanctus (from Requiem); Brahms. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely is thy dwelling place, from A German Requiem)

**  Any conductors who would like to have members of their choir offer one or two selections in the demonstration performance at the end of the day would be welcome to do so!
We’d love to hear some of your music!
Please contact Jeff Rehbach at rehbach @ middlebury.edu for more information.


José Daniel Flores-Caraballo, new director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Artistic and Executive Director of Albany Pro Musica, moved north from Vero Beach, Florida in Fall 2014 where he had served as artistic director, conductor, and founder of the Atlantic Symphonic Chorus and Orchestra, the Atlantic Schola Cantorum, and the Atlantic Children’s Chorale. Flores-Caraballo also served as director of music and organist for the Community Church of Vero Beach, where he directed the 73-member Chancel Choir and all guest instrumental ensembles and orchestras. Flores helped establish Vero Beach as a choral, concert, and cultural destination thanks to his excellence in teaching and performance. Prior to moving to the continental U.S., he was Dean of Academic Affairs at the Conservatory of Music founded by Pablo Casals in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A gifted teacher, Flores exhibits remarkable patience, good humor, collegiality, and aesthetic creativity – a unique combination of talents that empowers players and singers to perform at the highest levels while having fun.

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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!


download/print event flyer & poster: Great Day of Singing Announcement 2015

A Great Day of Singing, March 14, 2015 in Rutland

Join us for this exhilarating event!

Vermont American Choral Directors Association
presents our third annual

A Great Day of Singing!

Saturday, March 14, 2015
(inclement weather date 3/28/15)
 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
this year at Grace Congregational Church – Rutland

A free event, open to teen and adult singers, conductors, and
all who love to listen to voices raised in song…

including:

  • A special guest speaker sharing insights about choral music
  • A group ‘voice lesson’ with tips for warm-ups, vocal production, and practice
  • Singing music together for community, worship, and school choirs
  • A mini concert to conclude the afternoon,
    with participating ensembles that wish to sing a few selections
    (if you’d like your choir to perform, contact Jeff Rehbach at rehbach @ middlebury.edu)

Our first two years were held in downtown Burlington, and this year we’re moving the location to central Vermont. Nearly 100 singers attended each year – from school, church, and community choirs, to enjoy singing pieces together, led by members of Vermont ACDA.

We’re grateful to Grace Congregational Church for hosting us this year. If you’d like to introduce & conduct one or two pieces, please contact Jeff Rehbach (see above), and we hope you’ll spread the word to your choirs and all who love to sing

A Great Day of Singing – March 29, 2014

A Great Day of Singing!

Saturday, March 29, 2013 from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
at First Baptist Church – 81 St. Paul Street, Burlington

Join us for an exhilarating afternoon of singing!

This event is free and open to all singers, directors, and those
that love to listen to voices raised in song

This event includes:
• a special guest speaker discussing  insights about choral music
• Sharing repertoire that works for church,
community, and school choirs
• A mini concert at the end by any participating
ensembles that want to sing a selection or two

Hosted by
Vermont American Choral Directors Association
First Baptist Church, Burlington