Elementary Choral Festival

Basic event info
Event date: 
Mar 24 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Chatham United Methodist Church
460 Main Street
07928 Chatham , NJ
United States
Public event fields

NJYC is delighted to invite boys and girls in grades 4, 5  and 6 to attend our 2018 Elementary Choral Festival, featuring Clinician Tom Shelton, the Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College, as the girls' clinician, and Fred Meads, the Director of the Princeton Boychoir, as the boys' clinician. The event is open to all members of  school choral programs, community organizations, and church choirs, as well as individual singers. 

Attendees will need to purchase and learn the repertoire prior to the festival. They will rehearse together during the day, and perform the pieces during a concert at 4 PM. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend the performance. A $5 Free Will donation will be collected at the door.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00 AM - Registration opens
9:30 AM - Program begins
12:00 PM - Lunch
4:00 PM - Concert

Participants should wear dark pants or jeans and a school/choir/other t-shirt for the performance, and bring a brown bag lunch as well as snacks and water. There is no cost to participate, but participants must provide their own music (see below.) It promises to be a wonderful experience for all involved!

Please click here to register. If you would like to print out a flier to distribute, you can find it here.


The repertoire for the festival is as follows - all pieces can be purchased at www.jwpepper.com

Practice files can be found here, along with a list of videos. Please note that the videos for Jerusalem and Sesere Eeye should be used as practice files.


Jerusalem - Parry
Gordon V. Thompson Music
Unison with piano

Our Gallant Ship - S. Brumfield
Colle Voce 
Three-part with piano and French horn

And She Sings - Robert Hugh
Hal Leonard - 10092470
2 part with piano

Inanay - L. Bennett
Mark O’Leary Music Pub.
SSA acappella

Sesere Eeye - arr. Mark O'Leary
Mark O’Leary Music Pub.
SSA acappella 

One Voice - Tom Shelton
SSA with piano and violin
Hinshaw  HMC 2490



Come Let's Be Merry - Mulholland
Colla Voce 20-96840
Treble voices with piano

Orpheus with His Lute - R. Vaughan Williams
Oxford OCS52
Unison with piano

Two Poems of Emily Dickinson - Neil Ginsberg
SBMP 230
SA with piano

To the River I Run - Tom Shelton
SA with Descant, piano, tonechimes
This will be available with MUSICSPOKE

One Voice - Tom Shelton
SSA with piano and violin
Hinshaw  HMC 2490


For more information, contact Sarah Kuhns at [email protected].