2018 Helena Choral Week
Featuring Classes, Rehearsals and Concerts
with Guest Artists and Teachers
Evanne Browne, Barbara Hollinshead, Thomas Gregg, Robert W. Tudor,
Art Bumgardner, Kyle Burke, Michael Harrison, and Erick Crow, voice
Jean Browne, Heather Barnes, June Lee, and Anna Milburn, accompanists
About Helena Choral Week
Musikanten Montana is gearing up for Helena Choral Week 2018, this year scheduled for June 11-17. The week is packed with events for choral singers and all lovers of vocal music;
8 AM breakfasts at a different Helena coffee shop kick-start the morning, followed by three 50-minute classes offered at 9, 10, and 11 AM.
Morning classes will be at the Cathedral Center (next to the Cathedral of St. Helena) and include Music Fundamentals, Madrigal Singing, and Group Voice. Rob Tudor's "The Meaning Behind our Music" will also be back, by popular demand. Classes are open to the public - enrollment for 5 days is $50; drop-ins are welcome any day for $12 each class. Local singers are encouraged to come and brush up their sight-singing and vocal skills, or have fun singing madrigals led by professional early music singers. The Guest Artist/Teachers will also schedule private voice lessons at mutually convenient times.
Musikanten Montana choristers begin rehearsing early for the Helena Choral Week final concert, "The French Connection," which includes music by Poulenc, Hindemith, Corigliano, Milhaud, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Duruflé. Experienced local singers are invited to audition to join the Helena contingent for Tuesday evening rehearsals leading up to future Choral Weeks, when they will be joined by singers from around the country for the first full rehearsal of Choral Week. Interested singers should email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about future festival choruses.
2018 Helena Choral Week Schedule:
Monday - Friday, June 11-15 at 9 AM, 10 AM and 11 AM
Weekday Morning Classes with Guest Artists
Cathedral Center, St. Helena Cathedral, 530 N Ewing St
Monday - Thursday, June 11-14 at 12:15 PM
Weekday Mini Concerts
Myrna Loy Center, 15 N Ewing St
Friday, June 15 at 12:15 PM
Special Friday Mini Concert
First Presbyterian Church, 535 N Ewing St
Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 PM
Grand Finale Concert "The French Connection"
Music by Poulenc, Hindemith, Corigliano,
Milhaud, Saint-Saëns and Duruflé
St. John's Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Avenue
Sunday, June 17
Morning Mass at St. Helena Cathedral
St. Helena Cathedral, 530 N Ewing St
Interested singers should email email@example.com to learn more about the festival chorus and arrange an audition.