Thursday & Friday, June 22-23—CASTLETON—Castleton University will be home to choir singers, teachers and conductors from across northern New England and beyond as participants come together for the Gather at the River Choral Festival running June 22-23. The two-day conference offers a variety of opportunities to sing in reading sessions, chamber choirs, and the conference choir, as well as interest sessions, and a keynote speaker.
“Gather at the River is an amazing conference that offers singers of all abilities the chance to come together to spend two days singing wonderful repertoire, meeting new people, leaning through workshops, and celebrating choral art,” said Castleton Director of Choral Activities Sherrill Blodget. “It’s a great way to start the summer and to rejuvenate through music.”
The 2017 choral arts conference marks the group’s third biennial conference and includes keynote speaker and conference conductor Christopher Kiver, director of choral activities at Penn State School of Music.
In addition, the festival will be home to two free concerts, including the Maple Jam on Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. and a conference concert featuring the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and other works on Friday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Castleton Casella Theater and are free and open to the public.