Mark your calendar!

Ogontz Arts Foundation proudly announces its

34th Annual Choral Workshop

August 7 – 13, 2023

At Ogontz Camp, a beautiful rustic resort in Lyman, New Hampshire, nestled in the White Mountains

Noted British conductor David Hill, MBE will lead singers through the repertoire.
Mezzo-soprano Paula Rockwell of Nova Scotia will provide vocal instruction, master classes, and a solo recital.

The featured masterwork will be J.S. Bach’s Mass in b Minor.

Details will appear here when available.


We are grateful for a grant from Choral Arts New England which enabled us in 2022 to support  music teachers in the early stages of their careers.

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I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.
~Ludwig van Beethoven


The Ogontz Choral Workshop offers extraordinary opportunities for singers, church musicians, and choral conductors to explore repertoire with some of the world’s leading choral directors. Registration is open to anyone; no auditions are required. Past participants have come from across North America  and beyond and have included singers and musicians of all backgrounds. Participants learn together, rehearse, relax, and sing for a week at an intimate rustic retreat in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Unlike many summer choral workshops, which focus on a culminating public performance, the Ogontz Choral Workshop is an opportunity to become immersed in several masterpieces without the pressure of preparing to perform.



David Hill, MBE


Renowned for his fine musicianship, David Hill is widely respected as both a choral and orchestral conductor. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours for services to music. Hill currently serves as Professor Adjunct of Choral Conducting and Principal Conductor of Schola Cantorum at Yale University and Musical Director of London’s Bach Choir.  More …



Paula Rockwell

Nova Scotia, Canada

Since completing her graduate studies at University of Toronto, Paula Rockwell has been steeped in musical projects, performances and music festivals in Canada and the United States. She teaches Applied Voice, Diction for Singers, Scene Studies, and The Singing Actor at her alma mater Acadia University. More …



George Kent

Rhode Island, USA

George Kent has devoted his life to music, and he has raised the artistic standards of his home community of Westerly, the state of Rhode Island, and New England as well. The Chorus of Westerly, which he founded in 1959, is now widely known as a Rhode Island performing organization of reliable artistic excellence. More …

Make a tax-deductible contribution to support the Choral Workshop.

Mail a check payable to Ogontz Arts Foundation to
Aurea Davis, President
61 Lukas Dr
Temple, NH 03084