Mississippi College Choral Celebration

Located in the geographical center of Mississippi, this exciting new Choral Celebration event will bring students together from a radius of 250 miles from Jackson.

Spiritual Formation

Providing church for students in the present tense.

Choral Excellence

Through repertoire selection, memorization, and professional orchestral accompaniment.

Leadership Development

Planting seeds with healthy, strong mentoring and opportunity for growth.

The 1st Annual Mississippi College Choral Celebration

will be a weekend of fun music-making, choral excellence, new friendships, and Christ-centered community.
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Quick Facts

Date & Time

Begin: November 15, 2019 – 6:00pm
End: November 17, 2019 – 4:15pm


Mississippi College
Clinton, MS


$68 $35 per participant

The YouthCUE Difference

Quality Choral Music

YouthCUE holds its repertoire selections to the highest standard. We are constantly searching for well-crafted, age-appropriate anthems which highlight the timeless word of God. Our past selections include works from hundreds of composers from all time periods and every imaginable background.

Professional orchestral accompaniment

Most YouthCUE events are accompanied by a professional orchestra. We started this way 29 years ago, and we believe this to be one of the most unique and exciting aspects of our ministry.


Memorized repertoire is the standard for most YouthCUE events. Not only does the group respond better and appear sharper in worship and concert, but the memorized melodies, harmonies and text find their ways into the heart more readily when committed to memory.

What I love about YouthCUE

Reflections on National Honor Choir

“YouthCUE has been an awesome experience because of all the teamwork…it’s united all of us and helped us grow stronger together as well as with our faith in God.

Singing all the songs and seeing all the smiles on peoples’ faces…just seeing everybody from different cultures is also an awesome thing YouthCUE has shown me.”

Mason, NHC '16


“My favorite thing about YouthCUE is the joy you get when you get to sing at the beautiful churches and for the elderly.

YouthCUE (National Honor Choir) gives you the music with high expectations you’ll learn it yourself. I’m a hard worker, but this experience taught me I have to work even harder to be at that level.”

Kathryn, NHC '16


“YouthCUE has taught me a lot of things, especially things that I can use in college, such as the value of teamwork, leadership, and the ability to interact with different people.

Blending our sound, listening to one another and balancing out all of the different parts is definitely a teamwork activity.”

Dominique, NHC '16


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Located in the geographical center of Mississippi, this exciting new Choral Celebration event will bring students together from a radius of 250 miles from Jackson.

200 middle and high school students will gather on campus of Mississippi College for a weekend of fun music-making, choral excellence, new friendships, and Christ-centered community.

The Grand Celebration on Sunday, November 17 will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra comprised of local professional musicians. Music students and faculty at MC will provide organizational assistance and leadership throughout the weekend.

Co-conductors of the Choral Celebration are Mr. Randy Edwards, Founder and Artistic Director of YouthCUE, and Dr. Mark Nabholz, Director of Choral Activities, Mississippi College.

**Participation Fee $68 $35 per participant

YouthCUE has been awarded a grant and your choir gets to reap the benefits!  These rates are available for only the first 200 participants who register and pay their deposit.

**Participants include directors, singers, and adult chaperones. A 50% deposit of your total participation fee is due upon registration. This deposit secures your choir’s spot and is non-refundable. See Event Terms & Conditions for more information.

What’s Included?

  • All Choral Celebration activities
  • Concert with local professional chamber orchestra
  • Choral Celebration t-shirt
  • (2) lunches
  • Snacks and water at designated break times
  • Mini-concert by the MC Choir

What’s NOT Included?

  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Repertoire octavos
Friday, November 15, 2019  
6:00pm Registration begins
6:45pm Celebration Opener by Randy Edwards
7:00pm Section Rehearsals
8:00pm Break w/ snacks provided by YouthCUE
8:30pm Mass Rehearsal 1
8:31pm All directors and counselors meet with YouthCUE staff
10:00pm End – Depart for lodging places
Saturday, November 16, 2019  
9:00am Mass Rehearsal 2
10:30am Transition break
10:45am Master classes by section
11:45am Lunch provided by YouthCUE
1:15pm Mass Rehearsal 3 – no scores from this point forward!
2:15pm Concert by MC Choir
2:45pm Break w/ snacks
3:30pm Mass Rehearsal 4 – concert walkthrough
3:55pm Break
4:00pm Mass Rehearsal 5 w/ chamber orchestra
6:00pm End for the day (dinner on your own)
Sunday, November 17, 2019  
10:00am Warm-up at First Baptist Church, Clinton, MS
11:00am Morning worship service
12:00pm Lunch provided by YouthCUE
2:00pm Concert call
2:30pm Break
2:55pm Places for concert
3:00pm Grand Celebration
4:15pm End

All repertoire is to be learned and memorized prior to the beginning of the event. Students will be allowed to use their music for the first few rehearsals before they are asked to put it away and sing from memory.

Anthem Composer Voicing Publisher Catalog Number
Amen! Go Tell It on the Mountain McDonald SATB Lorenz LO.10-4801L
For I Know the Plans I Have for You Schwoebel SATB Beckenhorst BP2129
Grace Hayes SATB Beckenhorst BP1402
Psalm 23 Sorenson SATB Brookfield Press HL.225668
O Love Hagenberg SATB Beckenhorst BP.2097
IPharadisi arr. Richmond SATB Lorenz SBMP1468
In the Middle of the Journey Edwards SATB YouthCUE Available 4-1-19
Psalm 139 Pote SATB Choristers Guild CGA-610
The Lord Is My Light Courtney SATB Beckenhorst BP 1764
I Am the Resurrection Goeller SATB Dan Goeller Music CHO 7005
Mississippi College Introit Package Edwards SATB YouthCUE Available 4-1-19

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