Ogontz Arts Foundation proudly announces its

33rd Annual Choral Workshop

Change! *** August 7 – 12, 2022 *** Change!

Due to a recently discovered scheduling conflict in the Ogontz Camp calendar (over which Ogontz Arts Foundation has no control), we need to end our 2022 Workshop a day early.

Tuition rates have been updated. People who have already paid will be notified about partial refunds in a few days. Stay tuned!

We are excited to return to 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.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, repertoire will include Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Toward The Unknown Region and his Mass in g minor. Also Vier Quartette, Op. 92 by Johannes Brahms. More … 

For details regarding costs and registration see Nuts’n’Bolts. Early Bird Discount ends 31 May.

Important Health & Safety Information.

We are proud to announce that a grant from Choral Arts New England enables us to support more music teachers in the early stages of their careers.

Are you a K-12 music teacher? Read this. Deadline Extended ~ Criteria Expanded!

Are you a full-time student pursuing a degree in music? Read this. Deadline Extended!

Questions: Email Claire or phone her at 215-962-2998.

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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 (pre-registration and tuition payment is 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 the intimate rustic retreat known as Ogontz Camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The 2022 workshop will be led by David Hill, director of the Bach Choir of London and Yale University’s Schola Cantorum. Participants will work with voice clinician Paula Rockwell, a member of the faculty of Acadia University, Nova Scotia. She will lead a masterclass session and also perform a solo recital.

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

England

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.

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