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Seventeenth Annual Collegiate Choral Festival at Regis College

January 27, 2010

Vivaldi Gloria to be performed with Smith College Orchestra

Regis music professor Sheila Prichard began the event in 1993, and the Regis Glee Club has hosted it annually ever since. The singing groups and the orchestra will perform individually and then in combinations. Repertoire for individual programs is at the discretion of the conductor, from classical to spirituals, folk tunes, madrigals, and novelty pieces. This year the theme of the event is "Collaboration Rather than Competition."

"Beginning at noon with a warm-up session and vocal workshop, and continuing through an evening concert," said Prichard, "this is an event that all music lovers appreciate. The grand concert finale, with all eight choruses – some 225 singers -on stage, will perform the Vivaldi Gloria(I. Gloria, II. Et in Terra Pax, XI. Quonium Tu Solus Sanctus, and XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu). The purpose of the festival is to inspire, affirm, and serve the needs of singers and conductors."

Everyone who wants to support the festival and learn new repertoire is welcome, and observers are especially welcome to come and evaluate the day for possible future participation.

Registration cost: $4 per student

Dinner: $7.50 per student

For further information, contact festival chair, Sheila Prichard, Regis College.

Phone: 781-768-8326. Email: sheila.prichard@regiscollege.edu

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