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CODA Concerts Choir Festival

The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
Kansas City

April 10, 2021

Feature your choir on stage under the golden dome located in the Heart of America. Trust our attention to detail. Our expertise in event planning, production, and music education leaves you free to focus on your singers and their performance.

  • Costs & Electives

    You choose your desired festival content from the following performance options and itinerary electives.

    Costs are listed per person for each itinerary elective.

    • $75 20 minutes for your choir along on stage at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception adjudicated by members of our award-winning guest faculty (requires a minimum of 40 singers)
    • $30 one-hour private ensemble clinic for your choir with one of our guest faculty*
    • $20 festival chorus rehearsal and performance on the The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception stage conducted by our composer-in-residence, Dr. Jacob Narverud, presenting his new piece written for CODA*
    • $50 20 minutes of stage time at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception for ensembles with less than 40 singers that combine with other smaller choirs to form a CODA Chorus for rehearsal and performance conducted by Dr. Derrick Fox
    • $5 festival chorus rehearsal and performance on stage conducted by Dr. Jennaya Robison presenting a concert closer
    • $35 20-minute private vocal coaching for individual singers with one singer chosen to perform on stage at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception during festival
    • $25 one-hour lecture discussion with composer-in-residence, Dr. Jacob Narverud, for students and teachers*
    • $35 90-minute conducting masterclass with Dr. Jennaya Robison for students and teachers*
    • CEUs 10 hours of professional development credit for participants that attend starred items and the festival performance

    Included in All Festivals

    • STAFF: Professional production team, performance and venue management: house management, box office, and official program including all ensemble participants
    • EXPERIENCE: Performance at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception covered by official photographer, all participants hear the performance of other choirs from across the United States in assigned house seats
    • PREPARATION: Festival chorus development, rehearsal space, professional collaborative pianist
    • DIRECTORS & CHAPERONES: No fee (up to 1 per 10)
    • POST-CONCERT: One archival audio recording of your performance, identification and souvenir lanyard for each participant, commemorative plaque for each ensemble, and photographs available for purchase

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    Schedule

    Friday, April 9, 2021
    Private Clinics, Coaching Sessions, and Masterclasses

    • Elected one-hour private clinic for your choir with award-winning guest faculty
    • Two-hour rehearsal of those students electing participation in CODA Chorus (combined ensembles who have less than 40 singers) with Dr. Derrick Fox
    • Elected one-hour festival chorus rehearsal with Dr. Jacob Narverud preparing the new piece written by him for CODA
    • Elected one-hour festival chorus rehearsal of an established concert-closing piece with Dr. Jennaya Robison
    • Individual singers may elect a 20-minute coaching session with a professional singer; coaches will select one singer to perform as a finalist on stage at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on April 10
    • One-hour lecture discussion with composer-in-residence, Dr. Jacob Narverud, for students and teachers
    • 90-minute conducting masterclass with Dr. Jennaya Robison for students and teachers

    Saturday, April 10, 2021
    Performance Day!

    • Festival performance at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in the afternoon
    • Elected one-hour festival chorus rehearsal in the morning with Dr. Jacob Narverud preparing the new piece written by him for CODA
    • Elected one-hour festival chorus rehearsal of an established concert-closing piece in the morning with Dr. Jennaya Robison
    • Performance of the new piece written by Dr. Jacob Narverud on stage at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by those singers who elected participation in the premiere festival chorus
    • 20-minute individual ensemble performances of choirs with a minimum of 40 singers, adjudicated by members of our award-winning faculty
    • 20-minute performance by CODA Chorus (combined ensembles with less than 40 singers) conducted by Dr. Derrick Fox
    • Solo performance by finalist chosen by vocal coaches
    • Performance of an established concert-closer on stage at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by those singers who elected participation in a festival chorus conducted by Dr. Jennaya Robison
    • All singers will be seated in the audience to hear the performance of other choirs from across the United States