JOIN US ON
OCTOBER 6, 2014!
No school ensemble cost, no per-singer cost, music is all downloadable, 7pm evening concert is free and open to the public.
DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC for the festival:
Public domain scores (if the scores do not download, try a different brower).
Three public-domain songs/tunes to be downloaded and printed for each participant:
(consider using a different browser or saving the pdf files to your desktop if you have difficulty opening them)
OCTOBER 6, 2014
FOR ADDITIONAL INFO AND MUSIC LIST / PDF, CONTACT DR. PETER A. EKLUND AT firstname.lastname@example.org
UNL has long been hosting a fall men's choral festival. It is positioned early in the school year so as to provide an often-needed boost to the enthusiasm for male singing in the Midwest. Music is send via pdf Email to interested directors. Music is often newly composed or arranged specifically for this wonderful event. It helps reduce music costs and early ordering for the participating schools. Some schools bring their entire men's chorus and receive a performance slot on the evening festival concert; other schools bring available and interested young men and sing in the massed choir on the concert. All men, young and old join together in the festival chorus 7pm concert. Participation is free and the evening concert is free. Interested directors should Email Dr. Pete Eklund at UNL at email@example.com
UNL Conference Services is committed to providing appropriate accommodations to guests with disabilities. In order to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made, guests with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations must contact the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities at 402/472-3787 at least three weeks prior to their scheduled arrival on campus. Please be prepared to tell that office the name of the conference/camp and dates of attendance.
Nebraska Men’s Choral Festival
Kimball Recital Hall
8:00am—north doors of Kimball open
9:30am—sectionals!!! (45min, end at 10:15 then break-tentative room assisntments)
—Baritones on Kimball stage (Pete Eklund, leader)
—Basses to Lied Warmup "B" (??, leader)
—Tenor I to Lied Warmup "A" (?? leader)
—Tenor II in lower lobby of Kimball (??, leader)
10:20am—TBA sound check on stage (15min)
10:40am—resume rehearsal together in Kimball
noon— lunch break
12:05pm—TBA sound check (15 min)
1:30pm—resume rehearsal, University Singers short performance
3:15—TBA sound-check (15 min)
3:30pm—UNL Varsity Men's Chorus joins rehearsal
5:15pm—supper break, take change of clothes, bags,
etc, to Westbrook room 119
5:20pm—TBA sound-check (15 min)
5:40pm—Lincoln Boy’s Choir
6pm—UNL men on stage (with Lincoln Boy’s Choir and Southwood Men's Chorus)
(Adult men’s choirs sound check immediately after)
Please consider joining us for this wonderful fall choral event. Some groups have made this a part of their fall curriculum an performance schedule and it has been an absolute treat to see the male ensembles grow in talent, numbers, and performance product over the years. For these men to perform in front of a large packed auditorium is just what they need to return to their local schools and spread the infectious enthusiasm for singing.
Additional Festival Info
Concert is 7pm and free of charge
There will be areas in the rear of Kimball Recital Hall for singers to leave suit bags or change of clothes. Please remind students to leave valuables at home. After the afternoon rehearsal, we will have students move their extra clothes and bags to another location for storage and changing. Hopefully there won’t be any little old ladies getting heart attacks this year when they go downstairs and see some young man changing in the lower lobby!
Participants are ENCOURAGED to wear school choir tee-shirts or polos during the day to show their school spirit.
Sit with no more that two students from each school together (please help with this, directors)
Auditorium and house rules:
•Each singer should have their own folder, their own score, and a pencil
•Nothing is more important than student-safety and the student/singer having a great musical experience! Directors, please help by understanding that the UNL staff is “on call” for any type of normal or typical audience emergency. However, the UNL staff is not prepared to take over for individual student school-related emergencies. Directors, please be present at all rehearsals. Supervise your students during rehearsals and during all breaks. Take attendance at each rehearsal and ensure that each of your singers is present. UNL does not know the names of the singers you bring. YOU WILL NOTICE NEW AMMENITIES IN KIMBALL, MANY OF WHICH ARE MORE CONDUCIVE TO A FINE LIVING ROOM THAN A HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM. PLEASE STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECT FOR OTHER’S FACILITIES.
• No food or drink in the house (however, water drink bottles with closeable tops will be permitted during the rehearsal only).
• Enter and exit the stage from the stairs at the side of the stage, not over the front edge of the stage
• Keep feet on the floor
• Leave your areas neat and clean when you leave (have a responsible student check for clothing, uniform pieces, and other items that might belong in the waste can.)