Sprague Hall
Sprague Hall

All events take place on the campus of Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA) unless otherwise indicated

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Day 1 (Tuesday, June 19)
   
9:00am Registration begins
   
10:15am Official Welcome
   
10:30am-11:30am Lecture/Workshop Session 1 (Prof. Yang Hongnian)
   
11:30am-1:00pm Welcome Lunch
   
1:00-3:00pm Conducting Masterclass 1: Chorus of the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) and Profs. Yang Hongnian and Yang Li
   
3:00-5:30pm YAC choral rehearsal
   
8:00pm Concert 1: Yale Choral Artists
   
Day 2 (Wednesday, June 20)
   
8:45am-10:15am YAC choral rehearsal
   
10:30am-11:30am Lecture/Workshop Session 2 (George Mxadana, with Imilonji Kantu Choral Society)
   
1:00pm-2:00pm Conducting Masterclass 2: Yale Choral Artists, Jeffrey Douma and Maggie Brooks
   
2:15pm-3:15pm Lecture/Workshop Session 3 (Andre de Quadros, with Manado State University Choir)
   
5:00pm Concert 2: Manado State University Choir
   
8:00pm Concert 3: Chorus of the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) 
   
Day 3 (Thursday, June 21)
   
8:45am-10:15am YAC choral rehearsal
   
10:30am-11:30am Lecture Workshop Session 4 (Martin Ennis)
   
1:00pm-3:00pm Conducting Masterclass 3: Cambridge Chamber Choir and Martin Ennis
   
5:00pm Concert 4: Imilonji Kantu Choral Society
   
8:00pm Concert 5: Yale Choral Artists with Mark Morris Dance Group (Shubert Theater)
   
Day 4 (Friday, June 22)
   
Symposium: Choirs Transforming Our World
   
7:00am Registration opens
   
9:00am Symposium Welcome
Michael Anderson, President, IFCM
Jeffrey Douma, Artistic Director, YICF
Andre de Quadros, Conductors Without Borders
Philip Brunelle, Vice President, IFCM
   
9:45-10:35am Session 1
   
  Prison Choirs
Mary Cohen, Catherine Roma, and Bea Hasselmann, presenters
   
10:50-12:00 noon Session 2 (concurrent sessions)
   
  Panel: Successful choral exchanges
Philip Brunelle, moderator
Thomas Lloyd, John Warren, and Joy Hill, panelists
   
  Panel: Cross-cultural outreach through choral music
Jeffrey Douma, moderator
Timothy DeWerff, Mollie Stone, Helen Cha-Pyo and Diana Solomon-Glover, panelists
   
12:00 noon Group Symposium luncheon
   
2:00-2:50pm Session 3
   
  Joyful Noise
Allison Fromm, conductor and presenter
   
3:15-4:30pm Session 4 (concurrent sessions)
   
  Choral Music and Mental Well-Being
Pearl Shangkuan, Chair
Stephen Clift and Anne Haugland Balsnes, presenters
   
  Choral Advocacy: The Power of Singing Together
Andre de Quadros, Chair
Susan Knight, Lena Ekman Frisk, Philippe Rixhon, presenters
   
5:10-6:20pm Session 5
   
  Choirs and young people: Musical excellence and Creating Community from the Inside Out
Naomi Faran, The Moran Choirs
Francisco Nuñez, Young People's Chorus of New York City
   
8:00pm Concert 6: Cambridge University Chamber Choir
   
Day 2 (Saturday, June 23)
   
Symposium: Choirs Transforming Out World
   
8:20 Song: Pearl Shangkuan
   
8:30-9:20 Session 6
   
  Lesbian, gay, and transgendered choruses and their relevance today
Catherine Roma, chair
Miguel Felipe and Susan Haugh, presenters
   
9:30–10:20 Session 7
   
  Threshold Choirs
Kate Munger, Founder
   
10:45am-12:15pm Formal breakout sessions
Thomas Caplin, Mary Cohen, Allison Fromm, Kate Munger, Rahib Haddad, and Doreen Rao, facilitators
   
12:15-1:30pm Break for lunch on own
   
1:30–3:00 Salon
Sharon Gratto, Jamie Hillman, Joy Hirokawa, Philippe Rixhon, Bonnie Klee Roberts, David Schildkret, Ömer Yusuf Topçu, Amanda Weber, and Baruch Whitehead, presenters
   
3:00-3:50pm Session 8
   
  Bach in the World Today: The Values of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Responsibility
Doreen Rao, University of Toronto
   
4:00–5:10pm Session 9
   
  The work of Berlin Radio Choir in outreach and advocacy
Simon Halsey and Hans Rehberg, Berlin Radio Choir
   
5:10pm Symposium wrap-up
   
6:00pm Concert 7: Gala concert featuring Yale Alumni Chorus and New Haven Symphony Orchestra.