Come and hear how beautiful choral music is created during the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Society’s 15th annual High School Choral Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 and 7, in Kalamazoo College’s Light Fine Arts Building. Clinician Dr. Kimberly Adams, Director of Choral Activities, Western Michigan University, will coach ten school choirs from across southwest Michigan.
The Choral Festival begins with a welcome, followed by 20 minute segments for each choir to perform two pieces for Dr. Adams, the other choirs, their conductors, and any area music lovers and guests who would like to attend. The festival is non-adjudicated and provides singers with an opportunity for education and growth in a non-competitive setting. All choirs remain in the auditorium so that they may hear the others and learn from the clinician’s comments.
Choirs participating on Wednesday, February 6, are from Grand Haven, Vicksburg, Kalamazoo Central, Battle Creek Lakeview, and Schoolcraft high schools. On Thursday, February 7, the Marshall High School Choir, Mattawan High School Master Singer's Chorale, Portage Central High School Chamber Singers, Portage Northern High School Songleaders Chorale, and Three Rivers High School Aristocrats will perform.
The Festival runs from 9:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days. Dr. Adams will prepare and conduct all students in a performance of “Music Down in My Soul,” arranged by Moses Hogan, from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. each day with all choirs singing together.
2013/02/06 - 2013/02/07
Additional time info:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 9:10 – 9:15 Welcome Choral Workshops with Dr. Kimberly Adams (20 minutes each) 9:15 - 9:35 Schoolcraft High School 9:35 - 9:55 Kalamazoo Central High School 9:55 - 10:15 Battle Creek Lakeview High School 10:30 - 10:50 Vicksburg High School 10:50 - 11:10 Grand Haven High School 12:20 - 1:20 Coaching and mass choir performance led by Dr. Kimberly Adams 1:20 Closing remarks and evaluation Thursday, February 7, 2013 9:10 – 9:15 Welcome Choral Workshops with Dr. Kimberly Adams 9:15 - 9:35 Marshall High School 9:35 - 9:55 Portage Northern High School 9:55 - 10:15 Mattawan High School 10:30 - 10:50 Portage Central High School 10:50 - 11:10 Three Rivers High School 12:20 - 1:20 Coaching and mass choir performance led by Dr. Kimberly Adams 1:20 Closing remarks and evaluation