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Junior Honor Chorus
Friday, March 27, 2015
9:30a to 5:00p

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Western Illinois University Choirs is pleased to join you in the pursuit of excellence for your choral program by hosting this Junior Honors Chorus for grades 7 and 8.  Offered in the spirit of a true honors chorus, this challenging event is for  young singers seeking a mature and sophisticated musical experience. In addition to inspirational and encouraging rehearsals, participants will enjoy special enrichment sessions in technique, musicianship and artistry. 


Download the complete 2015 INFORMATION LETTER and honor choir APPLICATION FORM here. (coming soon)


2015 Repertoire

Lift up your voices / Handel arr. Liebergen / SATB - Trumpets / Alfred Music / 17653

Festival Sanctus / Leavitt / SATB / CPP-Belwin / SV8821

Niska Banja / arr. Page / SATB - 2 pianos - clarinet - tambourine/ Boosey & Hawkes (Hal Leonard) / 48020831

O Music / Brunner / SATB - cello / Boosey & Hawkes / M-051-46800-3

Home / arr. Billingsley / SATB - Guitars-Drums/ Hal Leonard / 00113015

Questions: Dr. James Stegall,


Overview of the Experience:  

The honor choir will be SATB.

There is no fee to audition.  There is a $20 per student participation fee for those accepted into the honor choir.

Directors will help their students prepare audition CDs.

Applications must be postmarked by December 8, 2014.

Directors will be notified via email on December 19, 2014 as to which students are accepted into the honor choir.

The selections for the honor choir must be memorized. Students may be asked to sing their parts in small groups once they arrive to affirm memorization.

Students will need to provide their own music and bring it to the festival for reference purposes during rehearsal.

Honor Choir Polo Shirts will be provided to all participants.  The final concert uniform will consist of the honor choir shirt and dark pants/jeans.

All participating students must be chaperoned by their director or parent for the duration of honor choir day.

Those traveling a long distance may wish to travel to Macomb on Thursday evening. Several motels are located close to the university. On-campus housing will be available.