Niagara Choral Workshop 2022

Spend three days this summer in the beautiful Niagara region!

AUGUST 24 TO 27, 2022

Workshops, Discussion Groups, Conducting Masterclasses
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts Brock University
Downtown Campus,
15 Artists’ Common | St. Catharines, Ontario

SOUND EXPLORATIONS – Deepening connection through resonance
REHEARSAL STRATEGIES – Cultivating artistry through risk-taking
CONDUCTING TECHNIQUES – Building trust through gesture
REPERTOIRE PERSPECTIVES – Enriching community through programming

Daily Schedule

 Each day will include:

  • Engaging sessions on choral pedagogy, sound development, rehearsal strategies & repertoire selection
  • Hands-on conducting masterclasses with dynamic repertoire. Our workshop choir will be comprised of registered attendees and members of the Avanti Chamber Singers
  • Interactive group discussions with colleagues on current topics in choral singing

To view the schedule, please click here.

Led by Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff
Associate Professor of Music, Brock University

WITH GUEST SESSION PRESENTERS

Karen Burke, York University

Elroy Friesen, University of Manitoba

Workshop Repertoire

 

O Frondens Virga by Drew Collins, based on chant by Hildegard von Bingen
Sicut Cervus by G.P Palestrina
Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs & And the Glory of the Lord (from Messiah) by G.F. Handel
Rise Up, My Love by Healey Willan
Ambe by Andrew Balfour
Mis on inimene by Pärt Uusberg
Good Night by Matthew Emery
Dormi Jesu by BE Boykin
Non Nobis Domine by Rosephanye Powell
Afternoon on a Hill by Eric William Barnum
The Frost by Kathleen Allan
Sing My Child by Sarah Quartel
I Sing Because I’m Happy arr. Kenneth Padden/adapt. Rollo Dilworth

FEES

Includes repertoire packet, lunch (Thursday-Saturday) & refreshments

  • Masterclass conductors – $350
    *This is open to any conductor with experience leading an ensemble.
    *Those interested in participating as masterclass conductors must include a short letter of interest and CV with registration.
    *Masterclass conductors will meet together online with Rachel Rensink-Hoff in advance of the workshop to review the repertoire and address questions.
  • Masterclass conductors – university students – $275
    *This is open to any conductor with experience leading an ensemble.
    *Those interested in participating as masterclass conductors must EMAIL a short letter of interest and CV to Rachel Rensink-Hoff at rrensinkhoff@brocku.ca.
    *Masterclass conductors will meet together online with Rachel Rensink-Hoff in advance of the workshop to review the repertoire and address questions (to be scheduled in early August).
  • Regular attendees – $300
  • Full-time university students – $150

$40 Registration Discount for Members of Choral Canada, Choirs Ontario or
Ontario Music Educators Association

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15, 2022 – NOW OPEN!

REGISTRATION FOR THE MASTERCLASS IS FULL.

WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS FOR REGULAR ATTENDEES (including students!)

Proof of double vaccination is required to attend all workshops.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2022

*A full refund will be issued in case of government-imposed restrictions

Regular Attendees

Masterclass Conductors

Masterclass Conductors - University Students

Full Time University Students

For more information please contact Rachel Rensink-Hoff at rrensinkhoff@brocku.ca

AccomModations

Niagara Choral Workshop 2022 Group Rate

Book your group rate at:
Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites
3530 Schmon Parkway Thorold, Ontario L2V 4Y6 +1 905-984-8484

Rate available: 08/24/2022 to 08/27/2022 

Last day to book: July 27, 2022