Ensembles

All students participate in one of these major ensembles (two ensembles where approved by the artistic director). Each ensemble rehearses daily for 75 minutes in preparation for the Saturday afternoon concert which concludes each week. In addition to these major ensembles, every camper rehearses for 40 minutes each day with the Concert Choir which concludes every Saturday program.

Students will be placed in ensembles according to their audition on check-in day. The artistic director reserves the right to placement for the balance of the ensembles and the best experience for all campers.

 
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Symphony Orchestra

60-70 piece orchestra performing standard concert repertoire. Recent performances have included selections from:

  • Beethoven: Symphony 1, 2, 5 & 7
  • Schubert: Symphony 8
  • Elgar: Enigma Variations
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony 3
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1
  • Rossini: Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, William Tell Overture
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Russion Easter Overture
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Chamber Choir

A chamber group of 24-30 singers. Priority is given to voice majors and pianists who do not play band or orchestra instruments. Recent performances have included selections from:

  • Leavitt: Festival Sanctus
  • Thompson: Allelujah
  • Forrest: Anthems of Love, A Bronze Triptych
  • Haydn: Missa Brevis Sancti Joannes de Deo
  • Vivaldi: Gloria (with String Ensemble)
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Handbells

Two handbells groups run each session. Concert Handbells is a 16 ringer ensemble of experienced players, and Prelude Handbells allows opportunity for any handbell player to learn the instrument. Both groups perform each Saturday. Recent performances have included selections from:

  • Gramann: Passacaglia
  • Afdahl: Joy and Celebration
  • Angerman: A Call to Celebration
  • Sherman: Festive Fanfare
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Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a specialist wind ensemble performing standard concert repertoire. Recent performances have included selections from:

  • Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre
  • Van der Roost: Two Dances from Puszta
  • Ticheli: Fortress
  • Vinson: Echoes of the Hollow Square
  • Sousa: George Washington Bicentennial March
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String Orchestra

The String Orchestra is a specialist strings ensemble performing standard concert repertoire. Recent performances have included selections from:

  • Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D
  • Grieg: Holbery Suite
  • Warlock: Capriol Suite
  • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances
  • Elgar: Serenade for Strings