UNL Soprano-Alto Choral Festival

UNL Women's Choir singing

Choral Festival

Festival Date

Thursday, April 2, 2020

About the Festival

Sopranos and altos enrolled in high school choral programs are invited to participate in the UNL Soprano-Alto Choral Festival to take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Kimball Recital Hall. Each year we celebrate the continuing tradition of the power and beauty of treble voices raised in song.  Individual choirs will also perform on the final evening concert at 7 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall.  The festival will also continue the tradition of singing several combined choral selections. Our clinicians this year are Dr. Majorie Simons-Bester of Bellevue East High School (Bellevue, NE), Dr. Rhonda Fuelberth of UNL, and Dr. Marques L. A. Garrett of UNL.

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.

Due to overwhelming response and building capacity, registration is now closed. We look forward to an exciting festival and are in the planning stages for the 2021 festival. For more information, contact Dr. Garrett at marques.garrett@unl.edu.

2020 Festival Repertoire

Bring Me a Little Water, Silvy - Huddie Ledbetter, arr. Moira Smiley


SSAA - E flat

To learn the body percussion, watch Moira Smiley teach it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTC_zb2LriA.


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



Sih'r Khalaq - Jim Papoulis (Boosey & Hawkes, 48023011)



Tentative Festival Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, April 2
9:30 - 9:55 a.m.

Individual Choir Rehearsal – Kimball Recital Hall (KRH) stage

10:00 a.m. Arrival and Seating in Kimball Recital Hall (KRH)
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
11:35 – 12:00 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:45 - 1:50 p.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
1:50 – 2:15 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
2:15 - 2:40 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. University Chorale Mini-Concert - KRH
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Massed Choir Rehearsal - KRH Stage
5:15 – 5:40 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal - KRH Stage
5:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Individual Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm. CONCERT!!!!

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