The 2019 Salina Choral Festival, scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, will feature area high school choirs and the Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale.
Choral Festival participants will attend a day of rehearsals including a vocal workshop. The day will culminate in a mass-choir concert at 7 p.m. under the direction of Kansas Wesleyan University Associate Professor and Director of Choral Music and Salina Symphony Conductor Ken Hakoda.
Students from Sacred Heart High School, Salina Central High School and Salina South High School will be joined by choirs from Southeast of Saline and Ellsworth high schools as well as the Kansas Wesleyan University Chorale. Hakoda will conduct the mass choir, teaching students how to sing in an opera chorus.
The Tuesday evening concert will take place at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. The concert will include performances from each choir as well as a mass choir performance of "Requiem" by Eliza Gilkyson arranged by Craig Hella Johnson and "Come to the Music" by Joseph Martin, directed by Hakoda and accompanied by members of the Salina Symphony.
The cost for the 7 p.m. concert is $5 for general admission seating, payable only at the door. The 2019 Choral Festival workshop and performance is co-sponsored by Kansas Wesleyan University and Salina Arts & Humanities, with grant support from the Greater Salina Community Foundation.
For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at (785) 309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.
Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966. The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, the Arts Matters Salina e-blast and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.