Festival Schedule

2019 Dorian Vocal Festival Schedule

Please note this schedule is subject to change. A printable version of the schedule is available for download.

Saturday, January 12th

11:30-12:30  Registration for Chamber Choir (Lobby of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music)

12:30 - 4:00  Chamber Choir Rehearsal with Andrew Last and Mark Potvin (Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble)

4:00-5:00  Attend Open Rehearsal of Nordic Choir followed by a Q and A Session (Choir Room, Jenson-Noble).

5:00-6:30  Dinner: Nordic Choir will walk any interested students to supper in the Centennial Union cafeteria or Marty’s Cyber Café (Downstairs of the Union).

7:00-9:00  Chamber Choir Rehearsal (Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble)

9:00  Game and Movie Night taking place in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.  Chamber Choir hosts will meet their students at 10:45 in the lobby of Jenson-Noble to walk students to their dorms.

11:00  Students must be in their on-campus housing sites and remain there overnight.

Sunday, January 13th

10:00-12:00  Chamber Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room, Jenson-Noble)

12:00-1:30  Registration for Vocal Festival for everyone not registered on Saturday (Balcony Area, Center for Faith and Life). Meal tickets for the Cafeteria may be pre-purchased at this time in the main floor lobby of the CFL. They may be purchased for specific meals, but no refunds will be given for unused tickets. 

Only directors or parent chaperones go through the registration line.  You may register at any time during the registration period, but please arrive early enough to be finished before the 1:30 choir seating time.  Name tags for each director and drawstring bags for each participant will be given to the director.  Signed release forms for each student must be turned in if not sent in ahead.

1:30  Seating of the Festival Choir (Main Auditorium, Center for Faith and Life)

2:00-4:10  The first Festival Choir rehearsal will be held with Andrew Last. Promptness and full attendance are requested. Students should put their coats in the designated areas where one enters the main auditorium. Please do the same Monday evening. 

4:15-5:00  SOPRANO/ALTO Voices remain and rehearse their pieces with Jill Wilson.

5:00  Soloists perform at designated centers. Please be there a few minutes ahead of time so that our compact schedule may run without delay. 

4:30-6:30  Supper Student Union Cafeteria or Marty's Cyber Cafe (Downstairs of the Union)

7:00-8:30  Concert. Guest Choir will perform.  Aurora and Norsemen, the two Luther College first-year choirs, will also perform on this concert.  (CFL)

8:45  Students get their personal belongings and take them to their assigned housing area 

8:45-11:00  for directors, a reception will be held at the Courtyard & Cellar in downtown Decorah after the Sunday evening concert. Co-sponsored by West Music Decorah and Luther College.

9:00-10:45  Dorian Dance! Two doors will be unlocked for this event.  The north door right off of the parking lot in the North Gym, and the door on the south side of the building accessible by the walkway between the CFL and the Union.  Dress is casual. (North Gym, Luther College Regents Center)

11:00  Students must be in their on-campus housing sites and remain there overnight. Doors to the residence halls will be locked 24/7, so be sure to keep your key cards with you. Drinking of alcoholic beverages and use of any illegal substances will not be tolerated.

Monday, January 14th

Optional Opportunity: Members of the admissions staff will be available to answer your questions and share information about Luther College in the Recital Hall in the CFL (directly behind the Main Hall)
9:15-9:45 Women     9:45-10:15 Men

7:00-9:00  Breakfast - Student Cafeteria (opens at 7:00) and Oneota Market (a la carte - opens at 7:30)

8:15-9:45  First rehearsal for ALL Festival Choir TENOR/BASS voices only with Mark Potvin. (CFL)

9:00  Soloists perform at designated centers. Please be there a few minutes ahead of time so that our compact schedule may run without delay. 

9:45-10:15  Second rehearsal for Festival SOPRANO/ALTO voices only.  (CFL)

10:30-10:50  Chapel at Luther College. All are welcome. (CFL)

11:00-12:00  Directors’ Session: “Four Decades of Choral Music - Why it Worked” presented by Bob Anderson, retired choral director. (Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble)

11:00-12:30  Full Rehearsal for ALL in Festival Choir. Soloists scheduled during this time should come to rehearsal as soon as they are finished singing.

12:30-1:30  Lunch in the cafeteria, Marty's, andthe Oneota Market will be open as well for a la carte meals.  Remind students they may exit from the CFL by way of the tunnel leading to the Union dining area.  Exit door - west hallway - CFL.

1:30-2:30  Soloists perform at designated centers.  Please be there a few minutes ahead of time so that our compact schedule may run without delay.

1:45-2:30  Final rehearsal for ALL SOPRANO/ALTO voices  of Festival Choir. (CFL)

2:30 - 3:00  Final rehearsal for ALL TENOR/BASS voices  of Festival Choir. (CFL)

2:30-4:00  Reading Session and workshop for directors. Jacob Narverud will introduce music from Santa Barbara Music Publishing Inc.  New music packets will be provided by JW Pepper to teachers attending. (Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble).  

3:00-4:30  Final Festival Chorus Rehearsal. (CFL)

3:45  Announcement of semi-finalists for contest soloists. (CFL)

4:30  Recalls of semi-finalists. Students heard in mini-lessons and nominated for consideration as concert soloists will sing again in front of a faculty panel for final selection. (CFL Recital Hall)

5:00  Directors' Banquet (Peace Dining Room, $12.00-must pre-order tickets). Dinner on your own for students in the Cafeteria or in Marty’s Café.

7:00  Grand Concert by the Dorian Festival Choir, outstanding soloists, Chamber Choir and the Luther College Nordic Choir. (CFL) Concert dress is:
A collared shirt with nice dress pants. Ties are encouraged.
Women: A nice blouse with dress pants/skirt or a dress.