"LET ALL MEN SING!"
When: OCTOBER 2, 2023!
Where: St. Paul Methodist Church in beautiful downtown Lincoln.
No school ensemble cost, no per-singer cost, Literature TBA (see below), 6:30pm evening concert is free and open to the public. REGISTRATIONS MAY BE LIMITED SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.
About the Festival
UNL has long been a men's chorus national leader and will again be 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 your school. Music is either purchased by individual schools or downloaded via pdf to interested directors from this site. 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 desire a performance slot on the evening festival concert; other schools bring available and interested young students and sing in the massed choir on the concert. All singers, young and seasoned join together in the festival chorus 6:30pm free concert. Participation is free; the evening concert event is free of charge. Interested directors should Email Dr. Pete Eklund at UNL at email@example.com
Please consider joining us for this wonderful fall choral event. Many groups have made this a part of their fall curriculum and 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.
Attire for the rehearsal-day is 'casual.' However, we love the concept of the men's choirs wearing matching school choir t-shirts or polos during the day (MEN'S CHOIR PRIDE!). And another viable option is wearing your school's attire to promote school spirit.
Attire for the performance will be (for the high schoolers) a white or very light-colored dress shirt, dark dress slacks, dark shoes and socks, and a tie (however, if your men's chorus has a specific performance uniform, please show your pride and wear that).
FOR ADDITIONAL INFO AND MUSIC LIST / PDF, CONTACT DR. PETER A. EKLUND AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Repertoire (please order or print and review with student-singers prior to arrival):
to order: Ad Astra ("To the Stars") TBB by Jacob Narverud, Carl Fischer, CM-9710
to order: The Awakening (yes, the same as last year, my guys wanted to do it again, you may already have it) TTBB by Joseph Martin, Shawnee Press,
download and print: The Heavens are Telling TBB by Franz Joseph Haydn (edited/arranged by Pete Eklund
Festival Schedule (subject to change)
Monday, October 2 – All events to be held at St. Paul because of Kimball Hall rennovation/updates/upgrades
8:00am doors open
8:30am Seating (fill in all empty seats in the front—there will be neon sticky notes separating the choir)
9:00am Morning Rehearsal; break at 9:20 to sectionals
9:30am - 10:30 AM Sectionals — baritones go to front; tenor I to TBA; tenor II to TBA, basses to TBA. Baritones=Dr. Eklund, TBA, TBA, TBA; Tenor I=TBA, TBA, TBA; Tenor II=TBA, TBA, TBA; Bass=TBA, TBA, TBA
10:30am Restroom break
10:45am Resume rehearsal in together in sanctuary in same seats as earlier
noon Lunch Break
1:30pm Resume rehearsal (use the same seats as morning rehearsal)
1:35pm University Singers short performance
2:00pm Resume rehearsal
3:15pm TBA guest choir sound check (15min)
3:30pm UNL Varsity Men's Chorus joins rehearsal
4:20pm Resume rehearsal
4:45pm dinner break, leave clothing bags under the pews, please leave the room quietly so the next group can rehearse. Retrieve bags quietly after meal.
5pm TBA sound check
5:15pm TBA sound check
5:30pm set the stage
5:45pm UNL men on stage (with brass, TBA - 10-15 min)
6:00pm High school singers can have access to TBA and the Men's Restrooms for changing
House (seating area) opens for public.
6:30 PM CONCERT
Travel safely on your return home!!!
Mark your calendar for next year: October ????, 2024, location TBA (the 'new' Kimball Hall or St. Paul)
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