“This 2nd-annual choir festival will feature the renowned choral musician Steven Zielke returning to Arizona as guest conductor. This collaborative event will respond to the pressing social justice issues of our time and brings together a network of choral singers, music directors, religious leaders and community members. Participants will represent church choirs and community ensembles that share a passion for social justice and the transformative power of choral music.
Rehearsals from 9 a.m. to noon
Final rehearsal from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The Choir Festival Concert will begin at 7 p.m.
St. Mark’s is coordinating this event in response to the pressing social justice issues of our time, and to cultivate a network of choral singers, music directors, religious leaders and community
members. Participants will explore the themes of conflict and resolution, peace and struggle, with the clinician. The festival events will feature the acclaimed choral clinician and conductor Steven Zielke, who will lead rehearsals and workshops on how choral music serves as a vehicle for bringing people together and healing divisions in our communities.
Those with a desire to increase social justice in our world and inspire those with the same passion are encouraged to sing in the choir or attend the performance. Choir directors and others who want to take part in the festival should contact St. Mark’s music director Mike Scionti at CelticChoir@gmail.com or (520) 395-6551. A registration fee of $25 per participant is requested to help cover the festival costs, but no individual will be denied access to the festival for financial reasons.
ALL ARE WELCOME!”