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Gifford Elementary Choir Invitational Racine, WI

Join four Gifford Elementary School Choirs and a Guest choir on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 2 PM for a fine concert of young voices! The FREE concert will be in the Gifford Auditorium 8332 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WI.

Gifford Children’s Choir, Accent Choir, Caiman Chorus and Cadence choir will perform along with Children’s Choir of Teh Internet. The combined Festival choir will perform two world premieres at the concert. “The Leprechaun” was commissioned from Wallace De Pue of Bowling Green, OH. and “I Feel Cool” was commissioned from Brian Holmes of San Jose California. Gifford choir members contributed to the text of the latter piece. Other repertoire will include South African Freedom Songs in honor of Nelson Mandela, Let Her Go (Passenger), Kaze No Ne from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, The 6 Days of Minecraft and All of Me (Legend).

The Gifford Choirs are directed by Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. and Jack Senzig. More info about the Children’s Choir of teh Internet can be found at http://www.OurMusicalLife.org


SA Choir Festival SE Wisconsin

The Gifford Elementary Music Staff is considering hosting an SA choral festival focused on choirs for elementary aged singers. The festival will be in May or early June 2014. We will have a parade of choirs, each singing 1 or 2 pieces on their own and two combined festival works.

Composers Wallace DePue, and Brian Holmes have been commissioned to write original works for the festival to be performed by all who attend.

We are looking for directors who are interested to help us tailor the festival to the broader community. We are most interested in school and community choirs that perform regularly in 2 or more parts and use live accompaniment. Accent Choir directed by Mr. Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. and The Gifford Children’s Choir directed by Mr. Jack Senzig are the host choirs.

Gifford Elementary school has a theater that seats around 450 people and several music rehearsal spaces. Gifford is in Racine, WI. Contact Mr. Senzig at jon.senzig(a)RUSD.org for more info or to share your ideas. You can also comment here.