Ogontz Choral Workshop

July 26 - August 1, 2014
Ogontz, near Littleton, NH

Now in its 25th anniversary 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.

New this year: Choral Masterworks Series, and Choral Conductor’s Seminar.

Music of France. 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). Repertoire includes

  • Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
  • Francis Poulenc: Salve Regina, Exsultate Deo, O Magnum Mysterium
  • Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Pierre Villette: Hymne a la Vierge                             
  • Olivier Messiaen - O Sacrum Convivium

To coincide with our chosen masterwork, the entire week will be French themed.  Delve into carefully selected works of acclaimed French composers, enjoy a variety of French culinary delights, and expect a few French themed surprises throughout the week as we celebrate this phenomenal culture.

Individuals may attend as a resident participant, non-resident participant, or resident non-participant ("camp follower").

New Hampshire