2021 Choristers Guild Children’s Choir Festival

General Information:

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Times: Mandatory Directors Meeting and Chapter Annual Meeting at 10:00 am
Choristers (usually grades 2-7) – Registration at 8:30 am. First class starts at 9:00 am.
Performance at 2:00 pm.
Location: St. Stephen Catholic Community
575 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs FL 32708
Festival Chair: Abby Mejeur
Festival Hosts: Francie Brann and Ali Greene

Fees:

Choristers $20.00 per person
Registration fee per group
Registration fee will be waived if form is mailed by March 20, 2021
$25.00 per church
  
Registration deadline is April 3, 2021
Please return registration information and fees to Francie Brann,
Chapter Treasurer, 4631 Warrington Drive, Orlando, FL 32826-4025.
Make check payable to: Choristers Guild, Central Florida Chapter.

Sharon Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Sharon Hall was a Children's Choir Director at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Central Florida Chapter of Choristers Guild. After her death in 1996, the Central Florida Chapter of Choristers Guild established the Sharon Hall Scholarship Fund to honor Mrs. Hall's commitment to, enthusiam for and love of children and music. The scholarship fund will cover festival registration fees for choristers and/or directors in financial need. To request scholarship funds or for more information, please contact chapter president Joshua Klatt at 663-446-3062.

Interest Groups:

Musical Games
Sign Language
Sacred Dance
Crafts/Banners
Handchimes
Drama
Drumming
Orff Mallet Instruments 

Festival Information Updates:

Include a valid e-mail address on the Registration Form if you would like confirmation of your registration. You will receive schedules, name tags, and class assignments when you arrive at the festival.

Permission Form:

A permission form must be filled out for each chorister and turned into the festival registrar before name tags and schedules will be given out on the morning of the festival. This is to ensure safety of the children in case there is an emergency and the director cannot be immediately located. A form can be found by clicking on the Festival Forms Button on the side of this page. We also ask that each church have an emergency person at home (someone that can be called and who will contact the rest of the parents in case of an emergency).

Housing:

Currently under construction. Please check back later.

Travel Directions to St. Stephen Catholic Community:

All Drivers, Enter the church property at the driveway on the south side of the church adjacent to the feather flag (see photo), drive past the second set of buildings, and park in the rear.

From the south, take FL 417 north toward Sanford. Take exit 38 (Aloma Avenue/ FL426); keep left on the exit ramp to turn left (west) on Aloma Avenue. Go .5 mile and turn right on Tuskawilla Rd. The church is on the right in 4.3 miles (just after the light at Winter Springs Blvd. and the decorative fountains).

From the north, take FL 417 south to exit 44 (FL 419 / FL 434). Turn right (west), go 2.5 miles, then turn left on Tuskawilla Rd. The church is on the left in 1.5 miles.

From the LaQuinta Inn, go west on Research Parkway, then turn right (north) on FL434/Alafaya Trail. Go .7 mile, then turn left on University Boulevard. Go 2.3 miles, then turn right onto Dean Road. Go 1.7 miles and turn left onto Aloma Ave. (FL426). Go 1.0 miles and turn right on Tuskawilla Rd. The church is on the right in 4.3 miles (just after the light at Winter Springs Blvd. and the decorative fountains.

photo of feather flag

Food

No food will be provided by the festival hosts. Everyone is asked to bring a lunch which will be eaten socially distanced.

Dress for the day and the concert:

—Shorts or slacks
—Tee shirt or polo shirt (a shirt representing your choir or church is great)
—Tennis shoes with socks