Dear Choral Directors of Children and Youth Choirs in Texas
The Texas Lutheran University School of Music invites you to bring your entire choir or members of your choir to experience a day of great singing with other children and youth choir members from across Texas. These experienced clinicians will bring new ideas to your teaching repertoire and fun and excellent choral music education to your participating choir members.
As a director, you will have the opportunity to talk with the Mr. Chilcott, getting to hear his success story and some time tested tips and ideas to help make a successful choral program. Topics like recruitment, fund-raising, travel, repertoire, discipline, creating a beautiful choral sound, commissioning a new choral work, and parental support and participation will be covered.
We invite treble singers in the fourth grade through high school to attend this workshop.
The cost of the day-long singing event is $15.00 per child which covers
the cost of the venue, clinicians, lunch and snacks. Directors fees are $15.00
for the event and chaperones are $10.00 which covers the cost for lunch. The
event is going to take place at the campus of Texas Lutheran University in
Seguin, Texas in Jackson Auditorium. You can find the map of the campus at the TLU website. The day of rehearsing together will culminate in a joint concert at 4:00 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium. Friend, family and the public are invited to attend.
If you want to bring your entire choir, we invite you to sing one-two
songs during our final concert. Our space is limited to 240 singers so the
earlier you register, the better. Singers should wear their choir shirts or
school shirts for the day along with blue jeans and tennis shoes. Each choir
should bring one chaperone for every five students that you bring. There
must be a representative chaperone in attendance of all rehearsals.
About Bob Chilcott:
Described by the Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, Bob Chilcott works tirelessly as a composer and choral conductor. He has over 125 pieces published by Oxford University Press, two acclaimed recordings on Signum, Making Waves (The Sirens) and Man I Sing (BBC Singers), and he wrote the title tracks for the King’s Singers albums, Swimming over London and High Flight. His Irish Blessing featured on the multi-platinum debut album of The Priests in 2008. In March 2012 his Requiem was released on Hyperion, performed by Wells Cathedral Choir and the Nash Ensemble, conducted by Matthew Owens, and in November two complete discs of his music will appear, one by the BBC Choir of the Year, the Wellensian Consort, and the other, on Signum, on which he conducts the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir.
In 2002 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC’s acclaimed professional choir, the BBC Singers, and he has conducted other distinguished choirs including RIAS Kammerchor, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jauna Musika, The World Youth Choir, Tower New Zealand Youth Choir, Taipei Chamber Singers, Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, and the Kyoto Echo Choir. Since 1997 he has conducted in 23 countries, and in 2012 he has invitations to conduct in Poland, Denmark, Spain, Germany, China, Japan, USA, and Canada.
Chilcott maintains a busy schedule of commissions - this year will see five new carols, the result of commissions from choirs in the USA and UK. 5 August 2012 sees the first performance of The Angry Planet in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, commissioned for The Bach Choir, BBC Singers, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and a children’s choir taken from education projects in two London boroughs. 2013 will see the completion of an hour-long setting of the St John Passion for Wells Cathedral for SATB choir, soloists, and instruments, and Five Days that Changed the World, a 20-minute work setting words by Charles Bennett for youth choirs, brass, and organ, which will be premièred in Worcester Cathedral as part of Europa Cantat and Sing UK’s Worcester International Festival for Young Singers in July 2013.
*Each director is responsible for ordering and introducing the four
chosen songs for the festival to their participating students. At the receipt
of your registration will we send you a rehearsal cd for you to duplicate for
1. Can You Hear Me?- BC 19- Oxford Music Press- Bob Chilcott
2. Mid-Winter- BC-1- Oxford Music Press- Bob Chilcott
3. The Child- BC-4 -Oxford Music Press- Bob Chilcott
4. Happy Land-BC-65-Oxford Music Press- Bob Chilcott
Festival Registration Forms
Deadline: January 1,
Make checks payable to: TLU/MTS CMA
$15.00 per student, $15.00 per director and 10.00 per each chaperone
Texas Lutheran University
School of Music
1000 West Court Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
Fax to: 830-372-6832 attention:
Laurie Jenschke, director
Questions? - Contact #-830-456-3016
11000 WEST COURT STREET
SEGUIN, TEX100100AS 78155