PLU Invitational Choral Festival

The 2019 PLU Invitational Choral Festival will take place on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8.  The festival will run from 8 am to as late as 4:30 pm (depending on the number of choirs) both days.  Preference will be given to one advanced choir from each school, however if slots are available additional choirs may be invited.  Choirs are encouraged to stay either all morning or all afternoon (or all day!) to listen to and support other choirs.  This is not a competitive festival, but rather an opportunity to share great choral music with other excellent high school choirs, in the rich acoustics of PLU’s Lagerquist Hall.

Choirs are requested to wear informal attire.  PLU choral and vocal faculty will provide on-stage clinics for each group.  Performance/clinic slots are twenty-five minutes in length–please plan your repertoire carefully.  We ask that you leave ten minutes for us to work with your students in a meaningful way!  PLU’s Choir of the West will give a thirty minute concert at the end of the morning session on both days.  Afternoon choirs are encouraged to arrive in time for this performance and lunch!

Lunch is available for your students in the PLU University Center.  We have an outstanding food service department, and students can select from several food options.  The cost of meals vary, but a great lunch can be eaten for about $10, including beverage.  Sample menus can be seen at: Dining Menus

If you plan for your students to eat in the University Center, we need a head count to make food services aware that your students will be there that day. Should your students wish to bring a sack lunch, there are sitting areas available in the UC where they can sit and eat. Fast food is available close by if you wish to eat off campus.

A catered lunch will be available for directors and accompanists. The cost of this lunch is $15.00 per person. Please indicate how many people from your school will be attending the catered lunch, and include payment with your festival application fee (see invoice).

Directors of choirs from schools close to PLU may wish to have their students car pool to the university. Parking is allowed in certain lots on campus with a guest parking pass for the day. If you wish to have students park their cars on campus, please indicate the number of passes you will need on the application form.

To register for the festival, click here: Registration Form

A $100 application fee is required for participation, due by February 15, 2019. Payment may be by check, Visa or Mastercard, or purchase order.

Here is an invoice from which you can process payment: Choral Festival Payment Invoice

Please print out the invoice, and return with payment to:

PLU Invitational Choral Festival
Department of Music
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447

Driving Directions to Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Thanks–we look forward to your participation!

Richard Nance, Director of Choral Activities
Pacific Lutheran University
nancelr@plu.edu or 253-535-7613