UNL Soprano-Alto Choral Festival

UNL Women's Choir singing

Choral Festival

Festival Date

Monday, April 3, 2023

About the Festival

Registration is full due to overwhelming quick response. We exceeded our capacity of 450 in 20 minutes.

Sopranos and altos enrolled in high school choral programs are invited to participate in the UNL Soprano-Alto Choral Festival on Monday, April 3, 2023 at St. Paul United Methodist Church (Lincoln, NE). Each year we celebrate the continuing tradition of the power and beauty of treble voices raised in song. The festival will continue the tradition of singing several combined choral selections. Individual choirs have the opportunity to perform on the final evening concert.

There is no fee for participation. You have the option of only performing the three festival pieces or having your choir also perform two or three songs separately for the concert. For those choirs who are performing separately, you will have the opportunity to have the group work with our clinicians during your individual rehearsal.

We look forward to an exciting festival and will follow all current guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, contact Dr. Garrett at marques.garrett@unl.edu.

Attire for the festival rehearsals is casual. If you have school spirit clothes to wear, that is highly encouraged. For the concert, please wear your regular concert attire.

2023 Festival Repertoire:

Ad Amore - Lee Kesselman, Boosey & Hawkes, 48021135 (SSAA, unaccompanied/bells)

Invitation to Love - Marques L. A. Garrett - Santa Barbara Music Publishing, SBMP 1454 (SSA, piano)

TaReKiTa - Reena Esmail, Oxford University Press, 9780193552173 (SSAA, unaccompanied)


Tentative Festival Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, April 3
9:10 – 9:30 a.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Arrival and Seating
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
11:30 – 11:50 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
11:30 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:40 – 1:00 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
1:00 – 2:20 p.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
2:40 – 3:30 p.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. University Chorale Mini-Concert
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
4:45 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
6:30 p.m. 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.