Loyola Choral Festival

Dr. Meg Frazier conducts the Loyola Chorale in Holy Name of Jesus Church.

March 18-19, 2018

Festival Information

The Loyola Choral Festival brings together the talents of visiting singers, Loyola faculty, and guest clinicians to learn and enjoy music together. Interest sessions focus on skills that singers need/want to learn, while group rehearsals bring all singers together to rehearse and present a concert. There are also opportunities for singers to listen in concert sessions and for directors to participate in choral reading sessions.

These activities are most appropriate for high school and college students, although mature junior high students in grades 7 and 8 would be welcome, as well. The mini-recital, masterclass, and concert will require educated-adult concert etiquette.  

Featured Guests

"America's acapella pride and joy," Chanticleer performs in Holy Name of Jesus Church.

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Loyola alumna Emma Grimsley, who stars as Christine in the touring Broadway cast of “Phantom of the Opera,” will lead a mini-recital/Q&A session. 



All events are free except the the American Songbook and Chanticleer concerts.

Schedule of Activities


3:00-4:30 Roussel Hall
Loyola Faculty sing the 1960s American Songbook
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5:00-6:00 Loyola Choir Room
Open rehearsal/singalong 
Sing with NOVA Masterworks as they prepare Orff’s iconic Carmina burana. 

7:30-8:30 Holy Name Church
NOVA Concert
An evening of sacred Renaissance choral music—featuring NOVA VOCE and Loyola Chamber Singers. 

MONDAY 3/19 

11:30-12:30 Nunemaker Auditorium
Emma Grimsley Q&A
Mini-recital and Q&A session with star of Phantom of the Opera, Emma Grimsley (Christine)
Will be followed by a pizza lunch. 
RSVP required to mfrazier@loyno.edu by Friday 3/17.

2:00-3:00 Roussel Hall
Masterclass with members of Chanticleer, featuring Loyola Chamber Singers and NOVA VOCE

3:00-3:30 and 3:45-4:15 
Music Building
Mini-clinics with Loyola faculty
Students choose 2 from a list of interests, including 

  • What is music therapy?
  • My sight-reading sucks: Help me! 
  • Composer’s Corner
  • I want to be a music teacher!
  • Musical theatre and healthy singing
  • Bridging the gap: Men’s changing voices
  • Jazz voice improv
  • What is music industry studies?

For a full list of topics, email mfrazier@loyno.edu

4:15-5:00 Location TBA
Meet the Loyola music faculty
Students can have chat with faculty about what it’s like to be a music student and what each program at Loyola offers. 

5:00 Dinner break on your own. 

7:30 Holy Name Church. 
Chanticleer in concert
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For more information, contact Dr. Meg Frazier at mfrazier@loyno.edu.