2020 VIRTUAL CHORAL FESTIVAL
TOGETHER IN SONG
Together in Song is a Virtual Choral Festival sponsored by the Talamantes Wilkerson Voice Studio designed for singers of all ages and stages to focus on applying healthy, sustainable vocal techniques to choral singing. Our keynote speaker, Catherine Dehoney (President & CEO of the national choral service organization, Chorus America), will discuss the near term future of choral singing as we live through a global pandemic and how we not only will survive this period in history but also how we will thrive as a result of this time in isolation. Danielle and Kerry will lead two workshops on vocal health, there will be a social hour each afternoon and a time for sharing music with each other each evening. Other guest speakers include nationally renowned author, Monica Reinagel, widely know as the 'Nutrition Diva' as she is a trained classical singer and certified nutritionist, and Oakton VA based composer, Henry Dehlinger, who is now emerging as one of our country's finest current choral composers. As we continue to observe stay at home precautions, physical distancing and limited face to face interactions, we are delighted to provide this opportunity for strengthening our community of vocal artists!!
The festival will take place during two weeks in July; 6-10 or 13-17. You choose which week to participate as a singer or auditor. Each identically programmed week will be limited to 16 singers. Singers will receive two private voice lessons; singers and auditors will receive a keynote address from Catherine Dehoney, two sessions on vocal health led by Danielle & Kerry, a session led by Monica Reinagel on nutrition as it pertains to healthy singing and our final session led by composer, Henry Dehlinger. There also will be informal ‘coffee hours’ each afternoon led by Kerry & Danielle, where all participants can ask questions, get to know each other and discuss common issues related to vocal health, technique and the music we will be studying. Each evening will provide an opportunity to gather, rehearse and/or sing for each other. The festival will culminate by each singer recording their vocal line for a virtual choir of all 32 singers!! Approximately two weeks following the close of the festival, there will be a watch party of our virtual choral program open to all participants and their guests.
Over the course of your week with us, you will sing and learn about music representing six centuries of choral literature. We will study and sing repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th and 21st centuries. Vocal techniques, styles and traditions will build from period to period until we reach our current era; thereby applying all choral techniques to music of the great masters to a stunning work written by our dear friend, Henry Dehlinger.
Registration opens June 1 and closes June 30. For more information, contact us here: