Gather at the River 2019 Schedule

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Here’s the schedule for our upcoming summer conference, jam-packed with opportunities to sing and learn and meet one another!

Note: Slight schedule adjustments may be made as the conference date nears.

Friday, June 28

8:30-9:30 AM Check in and Registration
9:30-9:45 AM Welcome & Introductions
9:45-11:15 AM All-Conference Choir: Dona Nobis Pacem Rehearsal 1
11:30 AM-noon Keynote address
12:10-1:00 PM Interest Sessions 1

  1. Moving Well, Making Music
  2. Championing the Culturally Responsive Choir: Philosophies, Practices, and Programming
  3. Singing Beyond the Notes: Tools for Musical Engagement
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM Chamber Choirs Rehearsal 1

  • Jace Saplan: Polynesian Music
  • Stephanie Council: SSAA/Treble Choir
  • Dawn Willis: Music in Worship
3:40-4:30 PM Interest Sessions 2

  1. Breathing New Life Into The Choral Warm-Up
  2. Forever Young: Singing into the Golden Years with Grace
  3. 21st Century Approach to Male Recruitment
4:45-6:00 PM All-Conference Choir: Dona Nobis Pacem Rehearsal 2
6:00-7:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:30-8:30 PM “Village Harmony” concert
8:30 PM-9:00 PM All-Conference reception

Saturday, June 29

*** Main St in Waterbury is closed from 3:30-5:30pm for a parade
9:00-9:50 AM Yoga for Singers Workshop – all participants
10:00-11:15 AM Chamber Choirs Rehearsal 2
11:30 AM-1:00 PM All-Conference Choir: Dona Nobis Pacem rehearsal 3
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM Chamber Choirs Rehearsal 3
3:45-5:00 PM All-Conference Choir: Dona Nobis Pacem rehearsal 4
5:00-5:30 PM Break
5:30-7:00 PM Conference Concert