Sing with Us! 2019

Music of Bach and Mendelssohn

SAVE THE DATE: July 24 - 28, 2019

Registration is now open!

Sing with Us! 2018. An epic performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 – in surround sound. 100 singers, full orchestra, international soloists – all on top of a mountain!

Sing with Us! 2018. An epic performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 – in surround sound. 100 singers, full orchestra, international soloists – all on top of a mountain!

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.

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.

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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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transformative music by Bach and Mendelssohn

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under the baton of Artistic Director, Erin Freeman

SING WITH US!

INFORMATION

For questions, please contact Lida Bourhill at sing@wintergreenperformingarts.org

WHEN:

  • July 24-28, 2019

  • Rehearsals, coachings, and activities begin July 24, 2019.

  • Mandatory Rehearsals: Friday late afternoon/evening, July 26 and Saturday morning and afternoon, July 27.

  • Schedule: Preliminary schedule listed below!

  • Performances (yes, two!): Saturday evening, July 27 and Sunday afternoon, July 28.

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 Artistic Director Erin Freeman.

  • Private or group lesson options with our voice faculty.

  • Additionally, Michael Slon of the Oratorio Society of Virginia will lead select sectionals, be on hand for extra help, and lead a German diction class.

REPERTOIRE: 

  • Bach Cantata No. 71, Gott ist mein König (in German). This grand cantata is on the scale of his Magnificat and other regal works. Listen here!

  • Mendelssohn Hear my Prayer (in English). One of the most popular pieces of the Victorian era, this short work is most famous for the closing section “On the Wings of a Dove.” Listen here!

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 concerts, seminars, and Resort activities.

  • WEDNESDAY, July 24

    • 1:00-1:45 pm: Voice Class

    • 4:00-6:00 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman

  • THURSDAY, July 25

    • 10:00-11:30 am: German Class

    • 1:00-2:30 pm: Choral Sectionals

    • 3:30-5:30 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman

  • FRIDAY, July 26 (Mandatory)

    • 4:00-6:00 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman

  • SATURDAY, July 27 (Mandatory)

    • 10:00 am-12:30 pm: Chorus Rehearsal with Erin Freeman

    • 2:00-5:00 pm: Rehearsal with Michael Slon & Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra and Erin Freeman

    • 7:00 pm: Call Time

    • 7:30 pm: Performance

  • SUNDAY, July 28 (Mandatory)

    • 2:00 pm: Call Time & Warm Up

    • 3:00 pm: Performance

FEES:

  • Sing with Us! Full package – Includes rehearsals, seminars, language class, both performances, and admittance to all Festival events (except cooking classes) from July 24 - July 28: $160.

  • Sing with Us! Singing-only fee – Includes rehearsals and performances $30

  • Sing with Us! Add-on for Festival Season Passholders – Includes rehearsals and performances: $30

  • Private or Group Lessons with voice faculty: 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 Lida Bourhill.