Andrea Goodman, Director



Join us this July for the sixteenth annual Saratoga Choral Festival. Singers will meet for rehearsals over a three-week period in Saratoga Springs beginning Tuesday, July 12th, and will perform in a concert open to the public at the SPA LITTLE THEATER in SPA State Park on Sunday, July 31st, at 3:00 p.m. As part of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's 50th Anniversary, the Saratoga Choral Festival will present a concert of music for children featuring a semi-staged production of the extremely popular Magic Tree House: The Musical.  

The Magic Tree House: The Musical is based on the popular series of children’s books by Mary Pope Osborne. This show has seen sold out performances for its national tour. Several musical selections have been adapted for chorus, and special guest performers from the Saratoga Children’s Theater will provide extra speaking roles and also sing with the choir. This will be a brand new adaptation of the musical. 

 Also included on the program will be setting of children’s songs Kitty Alone, By’ n’ By, Goin’ to Boston, and Buffalo Gals by Alice Parker, Sing a Song of Sixpence by John Rutter, and the Never-Ending Song, a Young Person’s Guide to the Choir, and more. Originally premiered by the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 2001, the Never-Ending Song takes children through a brief history of choral singing through music. This entertaining music explores the different voice ranges and styles of singing much the way Benjamin Britten has done in the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

 The Saratoga Choral Festival began in the summer of 2001. Previous seasons have featured music ranging from Bach’s Magnificat (featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Gretchaninov’s Liturgia Domestica, a 2013 tribute to Dave Brubeck with the outstanding jazz pianist Eldar Jangirov, and a 2015 celebration of Yaddo composers for Saratoga Springs centennial celebration. In August of 2004, the chorus performed with the Philadelphia orchestra in Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the Harlem Boys Choir under the direction of Charles Dutoit at SPAC. Our performances are held at the SPA Little Theater located in the heart of SPA State Park. The Festival joins the list of illustrious performances presented there during the summer such as Opera Saratoga and the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival. 



 Tickets are Adults: $25 and Seniors: $20. Tickets for children under 18 are $5.00 by reservation only and chidlren must be accompanied by an adult. Online sales must include an adult ticket. For more information and group reservations, contact us at agoodman@saratogachoralfest.org or 518-791-0185.

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