UNL Men's Choral Festival

UNL Men's Choral image

UNL Men's
Choral Festival

When: OCTOBER 6, 2014!
Where: Kimball Recital Hall

Register School/Ensemble Here

No school ensemble cost, no per-singer cost, one downloadable piece (the other two are by Joseph M. Martin and are to be supplied by the the attending schools: The Awakening (TTBB), and Come to the Music (TTBB), 6:30pm evening concert is free and open to the public.

About the Festival

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 peklund1@unl.edu

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.




This years pieces will be selected in Fall 2014. Please check back for links to download.


Tentative Festival Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, October 6 – All events to be held in Kimball Recital Hall
8:00 AM north doors of Kimball open
8:30 AM Seating
9:00 AM Morning Rehearsal
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Sectionals
10:15 AM Break into room assignments
10:20 AM Sound Check in Kimball Hall
10:40 AM Resume Rehearsal in Together in Kimball Hall
12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:05 TBA Sound Check (15min)
1:30 PM Resume rehearsal, University Singers short performance
2:30 PM Resume rehearsal
3:15 PM TBA Sound Check (15 min)
3:30 PM UNL Varsity Men's Chorus joins rehearsal
4:20 PM Resume rehearsal
4:45 PM supper break, take change of clothes, bags, etc, to Westbrook room 119
4:50 PM TBA Sound Check (15 min)
5:10 PM Lincoln Boy’s Choir on stage for sound check
5:30 PM UNL men on stage (with Lincoln Boy’s Choir and Southwood Men's Chorus)
(Adult men’s choirs sound check immediately after)
6:00 PM House Opens
6:30 PM Concert

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.