1. Pre-rehearsal Dates: Return applications by Tuesday, May 15th. Music and recordings will be sent by May 20th.
2A. Bay Area singers — Summer rehearsal schedule : Rehearsals at 900 Baker Street (at Turk), San Francisco Thursday evenings 7 PM to 9PM during June and July (June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31) Sunday, June 29 7PM – 9PM Total: 9 rehearsals, singers can skip any 3 rehearsals, 6 rehearsals are mandatory.
2B. Boston singers – summer rehearsal schedule: Mt. Calvary Lutheran, 472 Mass Avenue, Acton Tuesday evenings 7PM to 9 PM during June and July (June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31)
2C. Other major cities — If we get commitments from enough participants, we will arrange local rehearsals.
3. Festival week rehearsals in San Francisco
Friday, August 8th 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
-rehearsal for out of town singers (optional for local singers) First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Saturday, August 9th 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
– dress rehearsal, mandatory for ALL singers 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
– lunch break 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
– rehearsal First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
4. Gala Final Concert — Festival Groups and Festival Choir —
First Congregational Church, Berkeley Sunday August 10th
2:00 p.m. – warm up
4:00 p.m. – concert
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – reception
B. OTHER FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Sunday, August 3rd 4:00 p.m.
Opening concert, First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Slavyanka Chorus, Choir of All Saints Russian Church, Burlingame Choir of Holy Virgin Cathedral, San Francisco Kitka, Kostroma, Slavyanka Women
Thursday, August 7th 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Master Classes in Vocal Technique
Master Classes with Metropolitan Soloists Andrei Nemzer and Mikhail Svetlov, and with Alexander Prokhorov, internationally recognized vocal pedagogue and singer, and Artistic Director of the Commonwealth Lyric Opera in Boston
Thursday, August 7th 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Presentations on Russian choral music
Friday, August 8th 8:00 p.m. -Vocal Concert of Metropolitan Opera soloists, St. Mark’s Church, Berkeley
Mikhail Svetlov (bass) and Andrei Nemzer (countertenor)
Saturday, August 9th 7:30 p.m. Male Choirs Concert, First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Yale Russian Chorus Alumni, Slavyanka Men’s Chorus