Hosted by the Wartburg Ritterchor and directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, this festival is unlike any other in Iowa. More than 600 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 Mark Johnson and one for changed voices (Grade 9/10-adult) conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson. This year the participants will get to work with guest composer Kyle Pederson as they prepare and perform a new work by Kyle arranged for this year’s singers. Choral directors of participating students will also benefit from workshops dealing with the male voice, program development, recruitment, and repertoire. The one-day festival will culminate with a finale concert that is open to the public at 5 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium and will feature our guest choir Allegro from the Minnesota Boychoir and guest composer Kyle Pederson.