Labor Day at the Cathedral

An extraordinary weekend of music for college and adult singers, featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor David Portillo, renowned composer Craig Courtney, and YouthCUE Founder Randy Edwards, in concert with a 200 voice chorus and professional symphony orchestra.

Quick Facts

Date & Time

Begin: Friday, August 31, 2019
End: Sunday, September 2, 2019

Location

Washington National Cathedral
Washington, DC

Cost

$395 per participant
$20 optional fee for copy of professionally produced concert video in HD

Featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor David Portillo

Named by Opera News as one of the top 25 young voices in the world, Mr. Portillo has established himself as a leading classical singer of his generation.
Learn more about David

Renowned composer Craig Courtney

Mr. Courtney's published works include more than seventy sacred choral octavos, five vocal collections, and four extended works for choir and orchestra.
Learn more about Craig

And YouthCUE Founder & President Randy Edwards

Mr. Edwards is one of the premiere specialists in youth choir ministry today. He is sought widely as a conductor, clinician, consultant, and teacher.
Learn more about Randy

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Labor Day at the Cathedral is YouthCUE’s flagship program for college and adult singers, offering participants a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity of singing in one of the premiere venues in the United States, the Washington National Cathedral. Accompanied by members of the local professional symphony, participating in Labor Day at the Cathedral is not an experience you’ll want to miss!

Participation Fee $395 per participant
HD Concert Video (Download) $20 ea. (optional)

Participants include both directors and singers.  A 25% 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.

Friday, August 31, 2019
4:00 – 6:00pm Rehearsal at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir NW
6:30pm Rehearsal ends
Saturday, September 1, 2019
9:00am Rehearsal at National City Christian Church
12:30pm Free afternoon and evening
Sunday, September 2, 2019
Morning free
1:30pm Rehearsal at NCCC w/ orchestra
3:30pm Rehearsal ends
Be sure to eat dinner or a heavy snack before the concert!
6:15pm Choir call & places at the National Cathedral
7:30pm Concert
9:00pm End
9:30pm Clear Cathedral

To ensure the best possible performance experience, all participants should rehearse and prepare the repertoire prior to the beginning of the event.

Four additional pieces will be selected by January 1, 2019.

Anthem Composer Voicing Publisher Catalog Number
Make Me an Instrument Courtney SATB Beckenhorst BP2080
Come Home Courtney SATB Beckenhorst BP2079
All Things New Courtney SATB Beckenhorst BP2036
Kyrie from Misa Criolla Ramirez/DeCormier SATB Lawson-Gould AP.LG52653
Ave Verum Stopford 8-part Hal Leonard HL.875131
Laudate Dominum Mozart SATB Lawson-Gould AP.LG51165

Register your choir for the 2019 Labor Day at the Cathedral

NOTE: Registration portal is for choir groups only, not for individuals. If you would like to participate as an individual singer, we welcome you to do so. Simply email Tina McCartney at [email protected] saying you want to register as an individual for LDAC 2019. Tina will assist you. Once registered, you will receive regular updates from YouthCUE.

Ready to sign up your choir?

NOTE: Registration portal is for choir groups only, not for individuals. If you would like to participate as an individual singer, we welcome you to do so. Simply email Tina McCartney at [email protected] saying you want to register as an individual for LDAC 2019. Tina will assist you. Once registered, you will receive regular updates from YouthCUE.

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