2021 Events

Choirs of America
2021 Festival & Concert Events

Choirs of America develops and operates the most innovative, revolutionary, and cost-effective choral music festivals and concert experiences available today. We have an incredible line-up of high-magnitude programs planned for 2021. Please scroll down for a sneak peek and…  

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COA Nationals for Top Choirs
NYC + Carnegie Hall

Festival Highlights (Day One): Adjudicated performances, full one-hour clinic with world-class Master Clinician, scheduled observational opportunities, choral exchanges (sing for other choirs from across the country… and vice-versa), and COA’s Broadway 101 workshop.

Concert Highlights (Day Two): One massed choir rehearsal with our Master Conductor followed by an incredible massed choir concert performance in legendary Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall. Choirs with 45+ singers automatically qualify for a “Spotlight (Individual) Performance” of one piece of their own (with their Director conducting). All choirs perform the World-Premiere Finale of a newly commissioned piece from our Composer-in-Residence.

Dates:

April 15-16, 2021 | NYC + Carnegie Hall
Z. Randall Stroope, Master Conductor & Composer-in-Residence

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April 22-23, 2021 | NYC + Carnegie Hall
Jeffery Redding, Master Conductor
Rosephanye Powell, Composer-in-Residence

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May 1-2, 2021 | NYC + Carnegie Hall
Rollo Dilworth, Master Conductor & Composer-in-Residence

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Collaborative Concert Series
Various Venues in NYC

Program Highlights: Each COA Collaborative Concert features three dedicated massed choir rehearsals with a world-renowned conductor + an awe inspiring massed choir concert performance in an amazing venue in collaboration with other choirs from across the country.

Requiem for All
COA’s Masterwork Concert – March 25-27, 2021
Everyone gets a Requiem… Which one will you sing?
Part I: Requiem for the Living | Dan Forest
Part II: Requiem (for the Dead) | Karl Jenkins
New York City – Venue Details TBD*
*We are awaiting our specific date confirmation from Lincoln Center. Once we have our date, we will finalize the details for this program. However, it should be on or near the date range above.

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Broadway vs the World
COA’s Octavos Concert – April 8-10, 2021
Perform exciting music from Broadway & around the Globe
New York City – Venue Details TBD*
*We are awaiting our specific date confirmation from Lincoln Center. Once we have our date, we will finalize the details for this program. However, it should be on or near the date range above.

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Sing Americana with Z. Randall Stroope
COA’s Collaborative Concert I
New York City + Carnegie Hall
Residency: April 14-16, 2021
Concert Performance: 8pm | Friday, April 16, 2021

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The Music of Moses Hogan with Jeffery Redding
COA’s Collaborative Concert II
New York City + Carnegie Hall
Residency: April 21-23, 2021
Concert Performance: 6pm | Friday, April 23, 2021

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History of the American Spiritual with Rollo Dilworth
COA’s Collaborative Concert III
New York City + Carnegie Hall
Residency: April 30-May 2, 2021
Concert Performance: 8:30pm | Sunday, May 2, 2021

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Nā Leo o Hawaiʻi: The Voices of Hawaiʻi

Oahu, Hawaii
Tour Dates (flexible): March 24-28, 2021
Festival Date: March 26, 2021

In conjunction with the University of Hawai’i, and Festival Director Dr. Jace Saplan, Choirs of America is proud to present Nā Leo o Hawai’i (aka, Aloha State Choral Festival + Tour). This truly special choral festival is open to choirs from across the country (and throughout the world). Bring your choir to experience and celebrate the vibrant choral legacies and cultures of Hawaiʻi, Polynesia, and the greater Pacific Rim.

With a dedicated emphasis on cultural exchange, choirs from around the world will enjoy adjudicated performances and clinics with our country’s finest clinicians. The day also features ‘Ohana Exchanges (during which different choirs perform for each other), imbedded and immersive cultural experiences unique to Hawai’i, and the premiere of E Hīmeni Kākou, a mass choir program for all participants in which singers come together to learn, sing, and perform new and traditional choral works that honor the cultures of Hawaiʻi, Polynesia, and the Pacific Rim!

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American Choral Festival

Festival Highlights: Adjudicated performance for all fully-voiced ensembles, full one-hour clinics with world-class Master Clinicians, scheduled observational opportunities, choral exchanges (sing for other choirs from across the country… and vice-versa), and a memorable massed choir rehearsal and professional recording session led by our Composer-in-Residence… it’s a complete day of educational and performance programming you won’t want your singers to miss!

Dates & Locations:

March 26, 2021 | Boston, Massachusetts
Z. Randall Stroope, Composer-in-Residence

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April 9, 2021 | Nashville, Tennessee
Z. Randall Stroope, Composer-in-Residence

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April 23, 2021 | Anaheim, California
Composer-in-Residence TBD

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