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The 1st Annual Mississippi College Choral Celebrationwill be a weekend of fun music-making, choral excellence, new friendships, and Christ-centered community. More Info
Date & Time
Begin: November 15, 2019 – 6:00pm
End: November 17, 2019 – 4:15pm
$68 per participant before May 31, 2019
$90 per participant after May 31, 2019
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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We’ve organized everything you need right here.
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.
Conductor of the Choral Celebration is Randy Edwards, Founder and Artistic Director of YouthCUE.
|**Early-Bird Participation Fee (Before May 31, 2019)
||$68 per participant
|Participation Fee (After May 31, 2019)||$90 per participant|
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.
- 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
- Repertoire octavos
|Friday, November 15, 2019|
|6:45pm||Celebration Opener by Randy Edwards|
|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|
|10:45am||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|
|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|
|2:55pm||Places for concert|
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.
|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|
|Psalm 23||Sorenson||SATB||Brookfield Press||HL.225668|
|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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