2024 Repertoire/Festival Prep

2024 Choral Festival Repertoire

A Psalm of Triumph: Lloyd Larson
This is a commissioned work for our 75th anniversary and will be premiered at the festival.
Pepper# 11538482

Measure Me, Sky!: Elaine Hagenberg
Pepper# 11416229

Rejoice, O Virgin (Bogoroditse Devo): Rachmaninoff
Eric would prefer to use the Musica Russica edition, but if you have another edition you may use it as well. It will be performed in Russian, so just make certain (if you are using another version) that you have the Russian text. There are also versions on cpdl.org (I can’t speak to the quality of these, however).
Pepper# 1896737

The Sun Never Says: Dan Forrest
Pepper# 10980701

Down in the River to Pray: arr. Eric Nelson
This is a new release. It is not in stock at JWP but is in stock with the publisher (Morningstar)
https://www.morningstarmusic.com/Composers/N/eric-nelson/down-in-the-river-to-pray-eric-nelson.html

Sweet Rivers: Shawn Kirchner
Pepper# 10910965

Personent Hodie: Lara Hoggard
Student and Teacher versions sent via email.

REHEARSAL TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE HERE. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE TRACKS WITH OTHERS (THEY ARE PROPRIETARY TO THE FESTIVAL) AND DO NOT SHARE THE LINK WITH YOUR STUDENTS. DOWNLOAD THE TRACKS YOU NEED AND THEN SHARE THE DOWNLOADED TRACKS WITH YOUR STUDENTS.

(note the link for “HERE”)

2024 Zone Rehearsals

All students and teachers are expected to attend the zone rehearsal selected when registering for the festival (see schedule below). More information about zone rehearsals will be sent in early January.

Please remember that schools are responsible for all transportation, lodging, and meals (other than lunch on Saturday) and that students are assumed to be accompanied by their teacher at zone rehearsals and the festival. Should a teacher not be able to attend a principal designee must be provided.

2024 Festival Schedule (subject to slight alteration)

Zone Rehearsal Dates and Times:

Typically, schools attend the zone rehearsal where they auditioned in October.

School ZR Date ZR Time Make-up Date Make-up Time
St. Stephens High School February 1 4:30-6:30 p.m. February 5 4:30-6:30 p.m.
TC Roberson High School January 30 5-7:30 p.m. February 1 5-7:30 p.m.
Northwest School of the Arts February 1 4:30-7:30 p.m. February 5 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Cabarrus High School February 1 4-6:30 p.m. February 5 4-6:30 p.m.
South Point High School  January 23 4:30-7:30 p.m. February 1 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Mount Tabor High School  January 30 4:30-7 p.m. February 1 4:30-7 p.m.
Weaver Academy  January 29 4:30-6:30 p.m. February 5 4:30-6:30 p.m.