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Ferry Beach Park – ChoralFest
July 13 @ 3:00 PM - July 19 @ 10:00 AM EDT
We are excited to announce that ChoralFest will become an all women choral conference beginning this coming summer. In the 12 years since ChoralFest was founded, the vast majority of our attendees have been female so at the end of last summer, we decided to make it official and change to all women.
The theme at Ferry Beach next summer is Hope. We have already begun exploring music that will showcase the special sound that women’s voices can create that will call on us to find hope, love and justice in today’s world. We invite you to join us at ChoralFest next summer and to add your voice to ours as we begin this new journey.
Who should attend
All women singers are welcome at ChoralFest regardless of proficiency. Choir directors, experienced choral singers, and “shower singers” sit side-by-side. Whatever your choral background, you will leave relaxed, rejuvenated, and inspired.
Overview of the ChoralFest schedule
We will begin our day singing at morning chapel with the men from the GAYLA conference who share our conference week. Then we will devote our morning rehearsal times and most of our afternoon sessions to exploring the harmonies that only women’s voices can make singing together. Our repertoire will include a variety of choral works ranging from simple chants and rounds to complex multi-part selections that stretch us technically and vocally. We will prepare some fun pieces to sing at TNT. Our week will culminate with an inspirational chapel service when we blend choral performance and worship in a unique and memorable way, all in the majestic setting of Ferry Beach’s outdoor chapel in the pines.
Other ChoralFest benefits
As singers, we all know that singing lightens our moods, calls on our creativity and sharpens our thinking. At ChoralFest we promise that in addition to the joys of singing, Ferry Beach will offer you opportunities to sit and walk the beach and gaze at the ocean and relax on one of the many porches and share experiences and stories with new friends who share your love of music. If you are like most of us who have attended ChoralFest for many years, you’ll count being at ChoralFest as one of your most memorable vacations.
When the sun streams through the windows of our seaside music room…when the majesty of the pines moves the spirit within us during chapel…when we see a glint of sunlight dancing on the incoming waves—how can we keep from singing?! Please join us this summer!
Get tickets HERE.
- Ferry Beach Park Association
- (207) 282-4489