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A new choral music festival!

By jpjanze - Posted on 13 September 2014


Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis
United States

I recently received an announcement from Randall Davidson, the Executive Producer of the Northern Voice Festival and composer, producer, publisher cellist at about a new choral music festival to be convened next spring. This is exciting news for the choral music community in Twin Cities Area! Full details from the announcement are below:

"We have exciting news about a new festival that will feature the Minnesota singing community in April and May 2015 and we would like to share it!

The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists, National Lutheran Choir, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Minnesota Chorale and VocalEssence invite you and 90 other ensembles to a choral community convening on Saturday, 10-11:30am, September 20th that will detail new opportunities for you and your singers (please share this email with them, your board members and anyone you think might want to learn more).

Community Convening

20 Sept 2014 @ 10-11:30am,
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis

Parking: street and parking lot at 31st and Chicago south of the church

  1. Name of the new festival, what is it?
  2. Baseline information about the choral field, why are we gathering it?
  3. Venues/dates for Festival Days, when and where?
  4. Funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, what does it mean to me and my ensemble?
  5. Proposals for curated and lottery selection, how do you get selected for the festival?
  • Calendar – required
  • Eligibility
  • Venues/times
  • Selection process
  • Tickets
  • Revenue
  • Producer fees
  • Proposal deadlines:
    • Curated 10/15/14 (notification 11/15/14)
    • Lottery 12/15/14 (Lottery held 1/1/15)
  • Online marketing workshops: 1/10/15, 2/14/15, 3/21/15, 4/4/15
  • Festival website launch: 1/15/15
  • Recordings
  • Success, what does it look like?
  • Talk around: what ideas-suggestions-concerns do you have?