University of Wisconsin-Superior
Holden Fine Arts Center 1100
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
For more than 30 years, talented singers from central and northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan have participated in the annual Chorfest High School Honor Choir Festival, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The purpose of this festival is to provide a rehearsal and performance experience of a major work with orchestra, under the baton of a nationally recognized choral conductor. Past conductors have included Craig Jessop, Paul Broomhead, Anton Armstrong, Karle Erickson, and Robert Ray. The concert also features performances from the choral ensembles of UW-Superior under the direction of Dr. Richard Robbins. For more information about Chorfest, contact the UW-Superior Music Department at (715) 394-8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chorfest 2014: Thursday, November 6 (all-day clinic followed by 7:00 p.m. concert)
Guest Clinician & Conductor: Dr. Jeffery Redding
One of the most inspirational and dynamic choral conductors in America, Dr. Jeffery Redding serves as Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University, where he conducts the University Singers, Women's Chorale, and the West Virginia Community Choir. Previously, as the Director of Choral Activities at West Orange HS (Winter Garden, Florida), Redding led his choirs in performances at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. They earned first place honors at the Heritage Festivals of Gold in New York and California, as well as at the Festival of Spirituals in Washington D.C. At the International Music Festival in Verona, Italy, West Orange received the Gold Award for best choir. He directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their 2005 spring broadcast and has been featured numerous times as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully, Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Orchestra Hall. He has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir and the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir as well as All-State and Honor choirs in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
This year's choral-orchestral repertoire includes some of the most festive and beautiful music from the Baroque and Classical traditions!
Gospel Mass by Robert Ray
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