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Welcome to ACFEA's journal. Come along as we share stories from the road, from the alto section, or just from our desk. We'll also share stories and updates from our groups as we look back on shining moments from their tours.

Jul 28 2012

Congratulations, Shallaway!

This just in from our friends to the North. Congrats to Shallaway for a magnificent achievement! SHALLAWAY – Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus wins top marks on second round competition in Béla Bartok International Choral Competition, Debrecen, Hungary, July 24 – 30, 2012

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Jul 15 2012

Another Successful Golden Gate Festival Wraps Up After a Spectacular Week

The Golden Gate International Children's and Youth Choral Festival, hosted every three years by the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir in Berkeley, California, recently wrapped up after a spectacular week of events. Longtime friends of ACFEA, the Columbia Choirs from Redmond, WA, directed by Steve Stevens, took part and had a great showing, including gold ratings in the Youth Folk Competition for the SATB Columbia Vocal Ensemble and in the Children’s Historical Competition and Children’s Folk Competition for the treble Columbia Children’s Choir.

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Jun 15 2012

Live Blog from Chorus America: (Friday, June 15, around 9:45pm)

Couldn’t be prouder! Hugh, on behalf of ACFEA, was the highest bidder on this year’s commission contribution from composer Shawn Crouch. I was even more excited when we made the collaborative decision that no other group would be a more appropriate recipient than the Boston Children’s Chorus. For anyone who doesn’t know what BCC does, check them out at www.bostonchildrenschorus.com.

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Jun 15 2012

Lexington High School Choirs Touches Estonian Choral History

There are many reasons that can lead a group to tour. Some groups strive to connect with local audiences through sharing of their music. Others want the thrill of performing in specially-chosen halls. For the Lexington High School Choirs from Lexington, Massachusetts, one of their priorities was to touch history. Specifically, that of Estonia's Singing Revolution.

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