REAL MEN SING CHORAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Hosted by the Wartburg Ritterchor and directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, this festival is unlike any other in Iowa. Over 500 male singers from around the Midwest will join in a day of singing and voice masterclasses. There will be two festival choirs: one for changing voices (Grades 7-9/10) conducted by Luke Johnson, and one for changed voices (Grade 9/10-adult; conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson). The award-winning barbershop chorus Central Standard will make a special guest appearance for the festival participants, and workshops dealing with the male voice, program development, recruitment, and repertoire will be provided for participating choral directors. The one-day festival will culminate with a finale concert that is open to the public at 5 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.

The festival concert is SOLD OUT. If you were unable to purchase a ticket, we hope you will tune in live online at the link below.

MEISTERSINGER HONOR CHOIR FESTIVAL

Sunday, Jan. 21-Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

The Wartburg Music Department hosts an annual choral festival of the midwest’s most talented vocal musicians. The Meistersinger Honor Choir is conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson, director of choral activities and associate professor of music. The two-day culminates with a finale concert featuring the honor choir as well as select Wartburg vocal ensembles. Call 319-352-8743 for additional information.

Comprehensive Sound Services of Greene, Iowa has been contracted to provide audio recording services for this concert. Compact Discs will be available at a cost of $15.00 each (including tax and  postage). Send checks or money orders may be sent to: Comprehensive Sound Services, 11168 Lodge Avenue, Greene, Iowa  50636. If you wish to use a credit/debit card, you may do so by calling 641-816-4831. Or visit our website comprehensivesoundservices.com.

Limited tickets will be available after Jan. 13. Order tickets early as concerts will sell out.

MEISTERSINGER HONOR BAND FESTIVAL

Saturday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

The Wartburg Music Department hosts an annual weekend band festival of the areas most talented instrumental musicians. The Meistersinger Honor Band is hosted by Dr. Craig A. Hancock, director of bands and associate professor of music. The weekend culminates with a concert featuring the honor bands, as well the the Wartburg College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Call 319-352-8296 for additional information.

Comprehensive Sound Services of Greene, Iowa has been contracted to provide audio recording services for this concert. Compact Discs will be available at a cost of $15.00 each (including tax and  postage). Send checks or money orders may be sent to: Comprehensive Sound Services, 11168 Lodge Avenue, Greene, Iowa  50636. If you wish to use a credit/debit card, you may do so by calling 641-816-4831. Or visit our website comprehensivesoundservices.com.

Festival Information:

MEISTERSINGER HONOR ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11, 2018

The Wartburg Music Department and Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra invite high school orchestra and band directors and private music teachers to nominate 9th-12th grade students on all orchestral instruments for a thrilling opportunity: our fourth annual Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival! This festival is designed to bring together the best instrumental musicians in the region to perform exciting and challenging repertoire in a professional setting. The 2018 festival features guest clinician Dr. Erik Rohde and guest piano soloist Jessica Nilles.

WARTBURG TRUMPET FESTIVAL

March 15-16, 2018

Overview
Hosted by the Wartburg Trumpet Studio and Dr. Scott Muntefering, the Wartburg Trumpet Festival brings internationally renown trumpet performers and educators to campus for a one day festival for high school trumpet players. The festival will include a mass trumpet choir comprised of the festival participants, clinics and masterclasses with the guest artists, and a finale concert featuring the mass trumpet choir, guest artists, and the Wartburg Trumpet Choir. The guest artist for 2018 is John Hagstrom from the Chicago Symphony. For more information, contact scott.muntefering@wartburg.edu or stephanie.klemetson@wartburg.edu.

Festival Information
The festival includes two public concerts: a recital Thursday and a finale concert featuring the festival trumpet choir Friday. Both are free events and begin at 7 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel.