Labor Day at the Cathedral is YouthCUE's premier choral event for adult singers. Taking place annually at the Washington National Cathedral, one of the nation's most revered and sought-after choral venues, Labor Day at the Cathedral offers participating singers with a world-class, unforgettable, "once in a lifetime" choral experience.
Mark Hayes’ personal catalog, totaling over 1,000 published works, includes work for solo voice, solo piano, multiple pianos, orchestra, jazz combo, small instrumental ensembles, and choruses of all kinds. A native of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, Mark received a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in Piano Performance from Baylor University in 1975. In 2010, the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies awarded Mark the Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music.
Mark arranged and orchestrated the music for Civil War Voices, which won six awards, including “Best Musical,” in the 2010 Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York. He conducted the world premiere of his work for chorus, orchestra and narrator, The American Spirit, at Lincoln Center in May 2011. Most recently, Mark conducted the world premiere of his Requiem at Lincoln Center in May 2013.
We are delighted Mark will be joining us for Labor Day at the Cathedral in 2014! More information about Mark can be found on his website at www.markhayes.com.
The 90-voice St. Andrew Chancel Choir is at the heart of the music ministry of St. Andrew, with the ensemble providing musical leadership in worship each Sunday. In addition to these weekly duties and leadership of special worship services throughout the year, the Chancel Choir performs major works with professional orchestra and headlines A Salute to America on Memorial Day weekend, and A St. Andrew Christmas in December.
Outside of St. Andrew, the choir has sung in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and in numerous cathedrals and performance halls across Europe. In 2009, the choir was featured at Baylor University’s Alleluia church music conference. The choir values its tradition of working with America's finest university choral conductors. Recent guest clinicians include Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall of Brigham Young University and Donald Neuen of UCLA.
The St. Andrew Chancel Choir is under the direction of Mr. Chris Crook. Chris received degrees in voice, organ and choral conducting from Mississippi College and Baylor University. He is an active member and clinician with American Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, YouthCUE and Choristers Guild, and has led music camps for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Chris also serves on the advisory board of the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University.
Labor Day at the Cathedral is limited to 300 singers, secured on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
|"Early-Bird" Participation Fee
Before February 28, 2014
$329 per participant
After February 28, 2014
$359 per participant
A deposit of 15% of the total participation fees is due upon registration. This deposit secures your spot and is non-refundable.
Labor Day at the Cathedral 2014 takes place August 29-31, 2014.
|Fri, Aug 29
||4:00pm - Rehearsal at National City Christian Church|
|6:00pm - End|
|Sat, Aug 30
||9:00am - Rehearsal|
|12:00pm - End|
|Sun, Aug 31
||1:30pm - Rehearsal at National City Christian Church|
|3:30pm - End|
|6:30pm - Call at Washington National Cathedral|
|7:30pm - Grand Concert|
|9:00pm - End|
|I Was Glad When they Said Unto Me||Parry||SATB|
|The Last Words of David||Thompson||SATB|
|My Eternal King||Marshall||SATB|
|The Lord's Prayer||Harlan||SATB|
|Poor, Wayfaring Stranger||Cooper||SATB|
|All Creatures of Our God and King||Hayes||SATB|
|Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal||Hayes||SATB|
|The Gettysburg Address||Hayes||SATB|