Saratoga Choral Festival

July 12–July 31, 2016
Saratoga Springs, NY

Singers meet for rehearsals over a three-week period in Saratoga Springs beginning Tuesday, July 12, and will perform in a concert open to the public at the on July 31. Music Director: Andrea Goodman.

As part of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's 50th Anniversary, the Saratoga Choral Festival will present a concert of music for children featuring a semi-staged production of the extremely popular Magic Tree House: The Musical.
The Magic Tree House: The Musical is based on the popular series of children’s books by Mary Pope Osborne. This show has seen sold out performances for its national tour. Several musical selections have been adapted for chorus, and special guest performers from the Saratoga Children’s Theater will provide extra speaking roles and also sing with the choir. This will be a brand new adaptation of the musical. 
Also included on the program will be setting of children’s songs "Kitty Alone", "By’ n’ By", "Goin’ to Boston", and "Buffalo Gals" by Alice Parker, "Sing a Song of Sixpence" by John Rutter, and the Never-Ending Song, a Young Person’s Guide to the Choir, and more. Originally premiered by the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 2001, the Never-Ending Song takes children through a brief history of choral singing through music. This entertaining music explores the different voice ranges and styles of singing much the way Benjamin Britten has done in the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Concert: July 31 at 3:00 p.m., at Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

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