The seventh annual RSCM New Jersey Choral Festival will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. at All Saints' Church in Princeton. It will be hosted by Kevin O'Malia, Director of Music at All Saints. The church is a beautiful place just outside of the main part of town, and this is always a wonderful opportunity for children (trebles and changed voices) to work together.
Previous festivals have been:
2014: Christ Church, New Brunswick; Bruce Neswick, leader
2015: Christ Church, East Orange; Rob Ridgell, leader
2016: St Andrew and the Holy Communion, South Orange; Loraine Enlow, leader
2017: Christ Church, New Brunswick; Donald Morris, leader
2018: Trinity and St Philip's Cathedral, Newark; Malcolm Merriweather, leader
2019: Christ Church, Short Hills; Gail Blache-Gill, leader
There will be a fee of $10 per chorister to cover expenses and pizza. We'll gather at All Saints' Church at 3 p.m. More information is to come, and ideally we'll need to know by Easter how many to expect. Children from around the state come, and we hope you'll come, too!
In addition, the dates for the Diocese of New Jersey Choir Camp at Church of the Advent and Holiday House in Cape May will soon be announced.
For more information, email Mark Trautman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201.568.3276.
The Board of Directors and the Training Courses Committee will have their annual joint meeting at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX on Monday and Tuesday, August 10-11, 2020.
St. John’s of Lattington Episcopal in Locust Valley, NY hosts a day to come and sing with Bob Chilcott. $50 (adults: including lunch and music) , $25 (students in full-time education: including lunch and music). Registration details from Chris Brayne email@example.com.
St. Paul’s in Englewood, NJ invites you to be a part of their second annual St. Paul’s Choral Festival. The festival took place at St. Bart’s in NYC for many years, led by the late Gordon Appleton (well known to many through international programs sponsored by RSCM America). At last year’s festival, more than sixty singers from four states gathered under the direction of Loraine Enlow for a memorable day of singing and worship.
This year’s music director will be David Pulliam, the director of Music at St. Luke’s in Darien, CT. He serves as a gold examiner for the RSCM and founded the Bishop’s choir School at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, MA prior to his time at St. Luke’s
The repertoire will include George Dyson’s Evening Canticles in D, Herbert Howells’ O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, and more. The day will begin with registration at 9:00am, followed by rehearsal time and other activities, lunch, and Evensong at 3:00pm. The offering will be given as a scholarship to the RSCM Newport Course in memory of Gordon Appleton.
Mark Trautman is organizing this event. He asks that folks register by Easter Monday (April 22). Registration is $20 per chorister, which will cover the cost of lunch.
More info will be available soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is offering the annual Diocesan Adult Choir Festival on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1-6pm. Led by Cathedral Director of Music Kent Tritle, the festival promises to be a highlight of the season.
Register and download music here: https://www.dioceseny.org/ednyevent/2019-adult-choir-festival/
Registration deadline is February 20, 2019. For more information, contact Cathedral Music Administrator Stephen Biegner at email@example.com
Artist in residence David Briggs, international concert organist and composer, will perform the world premiere of his transcription of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This is his second performance in the ‘Great Organ: A Recital Series’, part of the 2018-19 season of Great Music in a Great Space series. Tickets are $25.
More information here.