Ogontz Choral Workshop
Now in its 28th season, the Ogontz Choral Workshop offers extraordinary opportunities for singers, church musicians, and choral conductors to work on repertoire and choral interpretation with some of the world’s leading choral directors. Registration is open to anyone and no auditions are required (registration and tuition payment is required). Past Ogontz participants have come from across North America and have included singers and musicians of all backgrounds. At Ogontz, these participants (with the featured guest artists), learn together, rehearse, relax, and sing for a glorious week in an intimate rustic retreat in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Choral Masterworks Series: Each year, the choral workshop will showcase a choral masterwork carefully selected from the wide gamut of musical repertoire.
Choral Conductor’s Seminar: This seminar will offer a few additional sessions to explore what it’s like on the podium. This will be an opportunity to try and discover, during the week, what conducting is about. Music of the British Isles.
2017 Choral Workshop with David Hill (director of the Bach Choir, London, BBC Singers, Yale University, and other posts). Other faculty: George Kent, Artistic Director of The Ogontz Arts Foundation; Paula Rockwell, voice faculty, Acadia University.
Masterwork: Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius.
Other Repertoire: European Sacred Music. Oxford Choral Classics is a collection of over 50 of the finest examples of sacred choral music from continental Europe, ranging from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries. John Rutter has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century items, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. New English singing translations are provided for most pieces, and playable keyboard reductions.
Tuition rates: $730 resident participant; $700 non-resident participant; $450 student participant; $525 non-participant. Includes meals and accommodation (if appropriate).