Sing with Us! 2018

SAVE THE DATE: August 1 - 5, 2018

4-23: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN  SEE BELOW FOR THE FINAL SCHEDULE, REPERTOIRE, and REGISTRATION LINK

 Sing with Us 2017. More than 80 singers came from as far as Florida and Chicago to sing Mozart's Requiem on top of beautiful Wintergreen Mountain. Join us in Summer of 2018 to sing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra!

Sing with Us 2017. More than 80 singers came from as far as Florida and Chicago to sing Mozart's Requiem on top of beautiful Wintergreen Mountain. Join us in Summer of 2018 to sing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra!

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on top of a mountain with the extraordinary Wintergreen Festival Orchestra

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with friends new and old

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of unity, peace, brotherhood, and joy in music of Beethoven

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under the baton of Artistic Director, Erin Freeman

SING WITH US!

INFORMATION

For questions, please contact sing@wintergreenperformingarts.org

WHEN:

  • August 1 - August 5, 2018
  • Rehearsals, coachings, and activities begin August 1, 2018.
  • Mandatory rehearsals: Friday late afternoon/evening, August 3 and Saturday morning and afternoon, August 4. 
  • Schedule: Listed below!
  • Performances (yes, two!): Saturday evening, August 4 and Sunday afternoon, August 5.

WHAT:

  • Rehearsals, diction training, seminars, concert attendance, time for socializing, and, of course, two performances on top of a mountain! 
  • Rehearsals and performances are under the direction of Erin Freeman.
  • New for 2018, private lesson options with our voice faculty: Arianna Zukerman and Jeffrey Picon. (Once you are registered, we will contact you in June to gather your interest).
  • And, welcome new faculty member, Michael Slon of Charlottesville Oratorio Society, who will lead select sectionals, be on hand for extra help, and lead a German diction class. 

REPERTOIRE:  (Music available online May 1st)

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9
  • Beethoven Choral Fantasy
  • Spirituals:
    • I'm Gonna Sing – Traditional, arr. Andre van Ryckeghem
    • Steal Away – Traditional, arr. JD Riding
    • Deep River – Traditional, arr. Christoph Lahme

SCHEDULE: Subject to small changes in location and start and end times. Final schedule will be sent out in June.  This schedule allows you to enjoy many of our other Festival activities, such as Wild Wednesday, Festive Friday, and Mix, Mingle & Music:

  • WEDNESDAY, August 1
    • 1:00-1:45 pm: Voice Class with Erin Freeman and Michael Slon, with specific instruction on 'thriving – not just surviving – in Beethoven's choral music' (Resort Location TBA)
    • 4:00-6:00 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman (Resort Location TBA)
  • THURSDAY, August 2
    • 10:00-11:30 am: German Class with Michael Slon of the University of Virginia (Resort Location TBA)
    • 1:00-2:30 pm: Choral Sectionals with Erin Freeman and Michael Slon. (Michael White Performance Center and other locations)
    • 3:30-5:30 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • FRIDAY, August 3  (Mandatory)
    • 4:00-6:00 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman (Valley Location TBA) 
  • SATURDAY, August 4  (Mandatory)
    • 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman (Dunlop Pavilions)
    • 2:00-5:00 pm: Rehearsal with Michael Slon & Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra with Erin Freeman (Michael White Performance Center & Dunlop Pavilion)
    • 7:00 pm: Call Time (Michael White Performance Center)
    • 7:30 pm: Performance (Dunlop Pavilion)
  • SUNDAY, August 5 (Mandatory)
    • 2:00: Call Time & Warmup (Michael White Performance Center)
    • 3:00: Performance (Dunlop Pavilion)

FEES:

  • Sing with Us! Full package – Includes rehearsals, seminars, language class, both performances, and admittance to all Festival events (except cooking classes) from August 1 - 5:  $150.  This also includes a set of scores to borrow (a $235 value)
  • Sing with Us! Singing-only fee – includes rehearsals and performances and a set of scores to borrow: $25
  • Sing with Us! Add-on for Festival Season Pass Holders – includes rehearsals and performances and a set of scores to borrow: $25
  • Private or Group Lessons with our Academy Faculty Arianna Zukerman and/or Jeffrey Picon: TBD
  • Room and Board: You are responsible for your own room and board.  Discounts are available at the Wintergreen Resort. Additionally, there are several rental companies to explore. We can assist you in finding lodging and/or joining with other Sing with Us! participants. 

HOUSING

  • Wintergreen Resort  Sing with Us! attendees have access to a very special discount: Call Wintergreen Resort at 855-491-1486 or visit their website to take advantage of 20% off daily lodging rates. Just mention that you're attending the Festival! 
  • There are also options through Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) and AirBnB
  • If you are interested in connecting with another Sing with Us! participant, please contact Lida Bourhill, our Sing with Us! Operations and Artistic Assistant.