High School Choral Festival Feb. 7, 2021
This year marks Albany Pro Musica’s 21st year hosting this beloved invitational festival of regional high school choirs. This season’s festival will use a virtual format and will feature a multi-session, online curriculum that includes rehearsal guidance, sectionals, and music appreciation. Students and educators will complete these educational modules on demand throughout the fall of 2020 and submit individual recordings of “Hate Has No World,” a new composition by APM Composer-in-Residence Dr. Bradley Ellingboe, commissioned by APM. The student recordings will be combined into a “virtual choir” performance of Ellingboe’s work, which will be premiered at the culminating event of the festival, held on Feb. 7, 2021 for all participants. This year’s festival will be offered free of charge and is open to all high school students in New York State.