St. Cloud State University is pleased to invite you to participate in the third annual “Brothers Sing On – A Community Sing For Men” men’s choir festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Men of all ages (15 to 70 and beyond) will spend the day singing, eating, playing and performing together in SCSU's beautiful Ritsche Auditorium. This year’s participants have the opportunity to work in a massed choir conducted by Mr. Al Hawkins, Dr. Matthew Ferrell, Dr. Sean Vogt, and Mr. Steven Albaugh.
The St. Cloud State University Men’s Choir
The Irish Bards from Rosemount High School
Special Guest Ensemble: The Apollo Male Chorus
The massed choir will rehearse during the day and sing four selections during the Grand Finale Concert. The cost is $30.00 per singer and that includes an SCSU “Brothers Sing On” t-shirt and lunch in Garvey Commons. We will be singing the following:
Sing dem Herrn (Dr. Sean Vogt, conductor)
Michael Praetorius/arr. by Wallace DePue
Alfred Publishing: SV8640
Shosholoza (Dr. Matthew Ferrell, conductor)
Traditional South African freedom song
No purchase of music necessary
Where Dwells the Soul of My Love (Steven Albaugh, conductor)
Heritage Music Press 15/2921H
Brothers, Sing On (Allan Hawkins, conductor)
Arranged by Howard D. McKinney
J. Fischer & Brothers: 6927-5
In addition, interested singers will also have the opportunity to receive a private lesson with the St. Cloud State voice faculty. At the end of the day, some of the students may be selected to perform a prepared solo in the Grand Finale Concert.
10:00 am: Registration in the PAC lobby
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Optional lessons with voice faculty
10:30 am - 10:45 am: Warm ups
10:45 am - 12:30 pm: Festival Choir Rehearsal in the PAC recital hall
12:30 pm -1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: “Sing & Share” clinic session in Ritsche auditorium
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Festival Choir Rehearsal
4:30 pm: Grand Finale Concert
I sincerely hope you can be a part of this “fun-filled” event! We want to encourage men of all ages to sing! Please download the registration information and send in yours ASAP. Space is limited and we will accept registration until we are full.
Let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.
Director of Men’s Choir
St. Cloud State University