2021 COA Masterworks Requiem

COA Masterworks Series

Requiem for All
Requiem for the Living | Dan Forrest
Requiem (for the Dead) | Sir Karl Jenkins

NYC + Lincoln Center
March 25-27, 2021


The COA Masterwork Series is designed for choirs looking to perform a major, extended masterwork from a well-known, living composer in a massed choir setting. Join us in New York City and Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall for a concert production of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living or Sir Karl Jenkins’s Requiem (participating choirs will be assigned to the massed choir performing one of these two works).

Concert performance event includes 3 extensive collaborative massed choir rehearsals with COA’s Master Conductor and performing with a professional chamber orchestra in NYC’s world-famous Lincoln Center (David Geffen Hall)! This event is open to all choral ensembles. Join choirs from across the country in the “Big Apple” for this once in a lifetime experience!

Festival Inclusions (pre-trip preparation):
    • Festival chorus development and preparation assistance from COA’s staff
    • Professionally curated part tracks (mp3)
    • Rehearsal notes from the composer, curated by COA’s Artistic Director, Christopher Scott Olin
    • Concert advertising and audience development
    • Concert poster with ensemble name listed
Festival Inclusions (pre-concert preparation):
    • Rehearsal venues in NYC
    • Three massed choir rehearsals (one dress) for each participating choir led by COA’s Master Conductor
    • Professional collaborative pianist for all rehearsals in NYC
    • Soundcheck at concert venue
Festival Inclusions (concert performance):
    • Professional production team for the performance (stage crew, house management, ushers, box office personnel, etc.)
    • Massed Choir Concert Performance of either Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living or Sir Karl Jenkins’s Requiem (per massed choir assignment) in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall
    • Concert performance accompanied by professional chamber orchestra and soloists (according to repertoire)
    • Opportunity to attend performance to hear other concert part
    • PlayBill concert program with ensemble bio and singer names
    • Official concert photographer with option to purchase concert photos after residency weekend
    • One archival recording of your performance
    • Commemorative Concert Poster with name of the ensemble

    Festival Itinerary:

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 – Morning or Afternoon Rehearsal with COA’s Master Conductor
    Friday, March 26, 2021 – Morning or Afternoon Rehearsal with COA’s Master Conductor
    Saturday, March 27, 2021 – Dress Rehearsal, Sound Check, and Concert Performance in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall with COA’s Master Conductor, choirs from across the country, and a professional chamber orchestra.


    Festival Only Rate (no hotel)

    ♬ Performer Rate: $279.00 per person
    ♬ Directors and Chaperones (up to 1 per 10): Free

    Discount Package: 4 Nights Hotel +
    Festival Participation

    $698.00 per person – 4 nights lodging in Midtown Manhattan at quad occupancy (Hilton, Sheraton, or similar) + Festival Participation

    $598.00 per person – 4 nights lodging in Long Island City at quad occupancy (Fairfield Inn, Wingate by Wyndham, or similar) + Festival Participation

    * Please contact us for inclusive pricing for 3 or 5 nights, and/or for triple, double, and single occupancy rates.

    Optional Festival Add-Ons:

    ♬ Event t-shirt customized with ensemble name: $26.00 each (www.choralgear.com)
    ♬ Event hoodie customized with ensemble name: $45.00 each (www.choralgear.com)
    ♬ Concert photos (available post-concert for purchase online): Price Varies (www.groupphotos.com)

    Dan Forrest (Short Bio): Dan Forrest (b. 1978) has been described as “a composer of substance,” whose works have been hailed as “magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture,” and “superb choral writing…full of spine-tingling moments.” Since his first publication in 2001, Dan’s music has sold more than a million copies. His music is already firmly established in the repertoire of choirs throughout the United States and abroad. Dan’s choral works have received numerous awards and distinctions, including the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Award, the ACDA Raymond Brock Award, the ALCM Raabe Prize, and many others. His commissioned choral works have been premiered in major venues around the world, ranging from the World Choral Symposium (Argentina) to Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan) to Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and ACDA conventions. Dan is highly active in the choral publishing industry (maintaining a choral series in his name with Hinshaw Music), and has published with more than a dozen publishers.

    For a more detailed bio, please Click Here

    Sir Karl Jenkins (Short Bio): Sir Karl Jenkins is one of the most performed living composers in the world. Educated at Gowerton Grammar School, Cardiff University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace alone has been performed over 2000 times in 20 different countries since the CD was released while his recorded output has resulted in seventeen gold and platinum disc awards.

    His style and integrity has transcended musical boundaries encompassing jazz-rock with Soft Machine, the global ‘crossover’ phenomenon Adiemus, soundtracks for Levis and British Airways, while stopping off along the way to score a Kiefer Sutherland movie, be a castaway on BBC “Desert Island Discs”, be featured by Melvyn Bragg on the ITV seminal South Bank Show and be awarded the Freedom of the City of London. He has composed music for HRH The Prince of Wales, Bryn Terfel, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra amongst many others.

    A Doctor of Music, he holds Fellowships, Honorary Doctorates and Professorships at five universities or conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music, where a room has been named in his honour. In 2015 he was confirmed as the most popular living composer in Classic FM’s ‘Ultimate Hall of Fame’ and holds the Classic FM ‘Red f’ award for ‘outstanding service to classical music.’ He was awarded a Knighthood in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to composing and crossing musical genres.”

    For a more detailed bio, please Click Here