Click through to see our second choral showcase, which was held June 6th, celebrating singing into the summer. The choral directors introduced the pieces live, and we heard from fifteen local ensembles, including the North Country Chordsmen, VoxStars, Harmony Night, Bel Canto, Cantabile, Handel Society, Full Circle, Juneberry, Kearsarge Chorale, Thetford Chamber Singers, and more! See the recording using this link.
Since we can’t safely bring everyone to our churches and concert halls, we gathered the Upper Valley choral ensembles for a virtual performance together to celebrate the season. The choral directors introduced pieces live, and we got to hear music from the North Country Chordsmen, the VoxStars, Harmony Night, Bel Canto, Cantabile, the Handel Society, North Chapel Choir, the NH Troubadours, Full Circle, the Juneberry Chorus and many more! We were thrilled with the audience, which hit more than 250 people at one point, with an active and joyful live chat. Click through to YouTube to watch the concert recording.
2015 Gather at the River Conference
Held on June 26–27, 2015, at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., this year’s conference was co-hosted by VT-ACDA, NH-ACDA, and the Choral Arts Foundation of the Upper Valley. Dr. Joe Miller from Westminster Choir College was the special guest.
2015 Choir Director Summit
More than 30 choir directors from around the Upper Valley gathered to share concerns and ideas.
2013 Gather at the River
The first Gather at the River Conference was hosted by the Choral Arts Foundation of the Upper Valley and the American Choral Directors Association.
2012 Church Musicians’ Meeting
The Choral Arts Foundation brought together choir directors and organists from 11 Upper Valley churches.
2011 Choral Clinic
An invitational choral clinic on March 19, 2011, brought 3 choral groups with about 80 choristers to work with 3 professional choral arts clinicians.
2010 Seminar on Digital Scores
Melinda O’Neal, former artistic director of the Handel Society and current artistic director of Handel Choir of Baltimore, led a seminar on finding choral scores on the Internet.
2009 Choristers’ Summit
A Choristers’ Summit brought together directors and singers to discuss common aspirations and challenges facing Upper Valley choral groups.