Legacy Directors Choir

As you know, the 2019 National Conference will celebrate the Jubilee Anniversary (60th) of the founding of ACDA.  The conference themes are Legacy and Community.  One significant way that we will celebrate our legacy will be to host the  “ACDA National Legacy Directors Chorus,” an intergenerational Directors Chorus.  We are excited about this opportunity for our members to work with iconic directors who have had a long legacy of excellence in the choral profession!  These conductors include:

  • Charlene Archibeque
  • Rod Eichenberger
  • Eph Ely
  • Kenneth Fulton
  • William ‘Bill’ Hatcher
  • Sigrid Johnson
  • Ann Howard Jones
  • Jerry McCoy
  • Albert McNeil
  • Don Neuen
  • Dale Warland

Gene Peterson and Kevin Tison are the Coordinators of the Legacy Directors Chorus.   We are committed to creating a schedule that would still allow participants to attend most of the conference, but we hope you will consider being a part of this unique opportunity. Due to the nature of the ensemble being a performance group at the conference, the Legacy Choir will be capped at 200 singers, and we are wanting to create a balanced SSAATTBB ensemble. Singers will be placed into slots on a "first come, first served” basis from the date that this form is completed. We wish we could accommodate everyone interested; however, we desire to make it a fine performance experience for both the singers and the conductors. Therefore having a balanced choir necessitates limiting participants. We will notify you on or before February 1, 2019 regarding your admittance into the choir, along with information about ordering the repertoire.

For your own planning purposes, the following is the rehearsal schedule during the conference: Morning Rehearsals –Thursday from 9:00 – 11:30; Friday from 9 – 11:30; and Saturday morning 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  All morning rehearsals will be in the Founders Hall of Grace Trinity Church. Dress rehearsal will be ONSTAGE (Muriel Kauffman Theater) – Friday afternoon from 12:30 -- 1:30 p.m., Warm-up/Line up -- Saturday from 2:15 -- 3:15, with the performance following from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. (Muriel Kauffman Theater).  More specific information to come once the ensemble is set. We thank you in advance for your participation and making this a memorable part of our conference!

Please click on the link below to begin the application process for this once in a lifetime musical experience!