Community Arts Access Project
ACHF Arts Access
By October 2015 Staples Area Men’s Chorus will have a new composition to debut at our Real Men Sing! male chorus festival for area middle and high school students. Festival participants (285 student and 120 adult) will have the opportunity to work and rehearse with Christopher Aspaas, the director of the Saint Olaf Viking Chorus and composer of this commissioned piece, and poet David Bengtson, author of the text. These rehearsals will take place before the world premiere at the 2015 Real Men Sing! festival. We will know if the composition was completed in time for rehearsals. Participants will be counted at the festival and be surveyed about their reactions to the new literature, and working with the composer and lyricist.
Successful community arts activity which resulted in increased awareness and skill levels of participants.
Other, local or private