Ogontz Choral Workshop
Now in its 31st season, the Ogontz Choral Workshop offers extraordinary opportunities for singers, church musicians, and choral conductors to explore repertoire with some of the world’s leading choral directors. Registration is open to anyone; auditions not required (pre-registration and tuition payment are required). Past participants have come from across North America and beyond and have included singers and musicians of all backgrounds. Along with the featured guest artists, participants sing and relax for a week at Ogontz Camp, an intimate rustic retreat in Lyman, NH, renowned for its exceptional food, beautiful natural setting, and warm hospitality.
The 2020 workshop will be led by David Hill, director of the Bach Choir of London and Yale University’s Schola Cantorum. Participants will work with voice clinician Paula Rockwell, a member of the faculty of Acadia University, Nova Scotia. She will lead sessions in vocal technique and master classes, and will perform a solo recital.
Unlike many summer choral events, which focus on a culminating public performance, the Ogontz Choral Workshop is an opportunity to become immersed in exceptional repertoire without the pressure of preparing to perform.
The 2020 masterwork will be Requiem by Maurice Duruflé. Participants take a deep look into the piece and the historical context in which it was composed. Additional music: Apparebit repentina dies by Paul Hindemith.
Tuition rates: $790 resident participant; $760 non-resident participant; $485 student participant (full-time college students); $585 non-participant. Includes meals and accommodation (if appropriate).