Ogontz Choral Workshop
Now in its 30th 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; no auditions are required (pre-registration and tuition payment is 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 learn together, rehearse, relax, and sing for a week at the intimate rustic retreat known as Ogontz Camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The 2019 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 masterclasses. Participants will enjoy a solo recital from Paula toward the end of the week.
Unlike many summer choral workshops, which focus on a culminating public performance, the Ogontz Choral Workshop is an opportunity to become immersed in several masterpieces without the pressure of preparing to perform.
The 2019 masterwork will be Sea Drift by Frederick Delius. Participants take a deep look into the piece and the historical context in which it was composed. Additional music: Sacred Choruses, edited by John Rutter.
Tuition rates: $770 resident participant; $740 non-resident participant; $465 student participant (full-time college students); $565 non-participant. Includes meals and accommodation (if appropriate).