Join the Choir!
Churches and Choirs who participated in the 2016 Choir Festival
If you are interested in singing or attending, here are the choirs that sent singers to the 2016 Choir Festival. We encourage you to contact nearby churches and gather enough singers or audience members to hire a bus!
(Gold stars show 2017 rehearsal sites. Click on the the map to zoom in for details)
Singers who are not regular Auditorium Choir members should supply their own music; it may be purchased from Young's Music Store, (610) 437-5881. A full packet is $28 (volume discounts are available); if you already have access to some of the pieces from your own choir library, you may purchase just the pieces you need. Be sure to obtain the correct publisher and version of the music as noted in the Festival brochure. Note for Sopranos and Altos -- the Wilberg Silent Night is for tenors and basses only, so you may not want to order this piece.
Note: Two of the pieces (In His Steps and Great is Thy Faithfulness) are not yet published and will not be included in orders currently placed. Young's estimates they will be available approximately mid-May and will be shipped at that time.
A Youtube Playlist is available if you wish to hear some of these pieces.
|Beautiful Savior||Christiansen||Concordia Choir|
|In His Steps||Boesiger||none - this is a new work||Not available until mid-May|
|Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence||Holst||LSU Chamber Singers|
|There Shall a Star from Jacob||Mendelssohn||Mastersingers of Wilmington|
|Ride on King Jesus||Fountain||Oberlin Concert Choir|
|Silent Night (tenors and basses)||Wilberg||Mormon Tabernacle Choir|
|Hymn of Resurrection||Walker||Sanctuary Choir, First Congregational UCC Corvallis|
|Great is Thy Faithfulness||Juneau||none - this is a new work||Not available until mid-May|
|Salvation is Created||Tchesnokoff||Northern Lights Chorale|
|Give Me Jesus||Fleming||Northern Lights Chorale|
There is one mandatory rehearsal from 2-5:15 pm on the day of the Festival. Singers should have learned the music before this rehearsal as we will have only a short time to work on each piece with the conductor. Rehearsals will be held in the Auditorium Friday nights beginning June 9 and Tuesdays beginning June 20 at 7:30. [Rehearsals on June 16 and 23 will be held at St. Paul's Church, 80 Embury Ave, Ocean Grove due to a scheduling conflict].
If your church or group is hosting regional rehearsals for the Choir Festival or the Sacred Concert and is willing to let others join, please let us know () when, where, and contact information, and we'll post it below and on the choir calendar.
St. James Episcopal,
214 Washington St.
Wayne County, NJ
Mondays 7:30 starting June 5
Nassau County, NY
David Schmidt, Choir Director
495 Wyckoff Ave.
|Wyckoff||Bergen County, NJ||Wednesdays May 31 - July 5
|Laura Jackson, Choir director
Rehearsals: It often is warm in the choir loft, so dress comfortably and sensibly!
Sunday services: Neat, casual attire is fine, but please do not wear shorts.
Concert Dress: Ladies: white dress or white top and black bottom. Men: white long or short sleeved shirts, dark tie, dark pants.
Always - love thy neighbor! Please refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products for rehearsals, services, and events; allergies to these products would make it difficult for some to sing.
Special note: no knapsacks are permitted in the Auditorium, and no liquids except water are allowed in the choir loft.
" I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise." Psalm 101:1 NIV
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