National Honor Choir

Six day and five nights (July 18-23, 2017) of singing and touring in the nation’s capital!

Concerts will touch hearts at churches, the Naval Academy, retirement communities, and at the Washington National Cathedral.

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.

YouthCUE's National Honor Choir

enlists 150 of the finest high school singers in North America. Six days and five nights (July 18-23, 2017) will be spent in Washington, DC presenting a wide array of concerts in varied venues. The final concert will be at the Washington National Cathedral on July 22.
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Quick Facts

Date & Time

Begin: July 18, 2017
End: July 23, 2017

Location

Washington National Cathedral
Washington, DC

Cost

$895 for New Participants
$795 for Returning Participants

The CUE Choral Ambassadors Chamber Choir is quickly becoming the professional component of CUE programming.

As our university students move along in their educations and into music professions and careers, we seek to continually engage you to develop a highly advanced ensemble which travels domestically and occasionally internationally. 

CCA is scheduled to tour Italy in the summer of 2025. Traveling 12 days through some of the most glorious scenery in the world, we are singing full concerts in numerous cathedrals and other grand venues scattered across beautiful Italy. The 2024 CCA Training Project will give CCA a good head start in preparation for travel to Europe, and the Project will also set the foundation for more international tours to come in the future.

The Purposes of this year’s CCA Training Project are:

  • to begin to solidify a gathering of highly motivated singers into a core group which will develop more of a sense of permanence than a series of pick-up groups (as in years past),
  • to re-engage CUE Choral Ambassadors and CUE International Chorus participants to look toward a future of common opportunities as a group,
  • to begin the process of music-making and repertoire-learning as a headstart toward Italy 2025,
  • to capture a half dozen stellar tracks recorded at the fabulous Blue Rock Studios situated in the Texas Hill Country,
  • to perform a handful of local concerts in glorious venues in and around San Antonio,
  • to have a great time together with new and existing colleagues and friends,
  • to be better prepared – in every way – to have experience Italy together in 2025,
  • to open up CCA to new singers who wish to audition and become a part of the experience.

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

Georgia

“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

Texas

“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

Texas

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We’ve organized everything you need right here.

The YouthCUE National Honor Choir (YCNHC) is comprised of some YouthCUE’s finest high school students across the United States. Acceptance into the YCNHC is by recommendation by the student’s youth choir director.

Six day and five nights (July 18-23, 2017) of singing and touring in the nation’s capital! Concerts will touch hearts at churches, the Naval Academy, retirement communities, and at the Washington National Cathedral.

Space is limited and students who qualify are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the choir is filled. This event will fill up quickly so don’t delay!

Participation Fee (New Participants)
$895
Participation Fee (Returning Participants)** $795**

The participation fee includes: all lodging for (5) nights, most meals, all ground transportation while in DC, (2) National Honor Choir t-shirts, music packet and practice music.

The participation fee does NOT include: transportation to and from DC, a few meals, fun outings, and the cost of a formal uniform. Guys wear black tuxes, and girls will be asked to purchase a black uniform dress not to exceed $75.

**For returning participants, prior to completing your Letter of Intent, please contact us for a coupon code to redeem your $100 discount.

A 50% deposit is due upon registration and your spot is not confirmed until your deposit is received. If you cancel prior to December 1, 2016, you will receive a refund of 50% of your deposit. If you cancel after December 1, 2016, no deposit refund will be issued.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Morning travel to DC
1:00pm Arrive at NHC Hotel
1:45pm Rehearsal
5:30pm Dinner break
7:30pm Rehearsal
9:30pm Done for the evening
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
AM Sing at local retirement community or other service project
12:00pm Sight-seeing in DC
5:00pm Dinner at local church
6:30pm Concert at local church
Thursday, July 20, 2017
AM Travel to Annapolis & sing at US Naval Academy
PM Tour Academy & sightseeing & fun in Annapolis
Friday, July 21, 2017
AM Sing at Union Station
12:00pm Lunch at Union Station
2:00pm Arlington Cemetery
5:00pm Early Dinner
7:00pm Evening monument tour
Saturday, July 22, 2017
AM Rehearsal/sing at local retirement community
12:00pm Sightseeing
4:00pm Load bus for early dinner and Cathedral
7:30pm Grand Concert at Washington National Cathedral
Sunday, July 23, 2017
AM Travel home
Repertoire is still under review and will be posted closer to departure.

Travel Forms
Each participant must complete and return the Travel Forms prior to departure.

Download Travel Forms

 

Directors: Click here to recommend a student for the 2017 National Honor Choir

Accepted Students: Click here to submit your Letter of Intent

Ready to take the next step to join us in 2017?

Acceptance requires a director recommendation. All-State Choir members are automatically accepted into the National Honor Choir. Recommendation requirement is waived.
Directors: Recommend a StudentStudents: Complete Letter of Intent