Pacific International Choral Festivals (picfest) Gala Concert
July 1 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm• $15.00
Pacific International Choral Festivals (picfest), presents the 2018 Gala Concert “In the Heart of the World” with voices from youth choirs from around the nation and the globe sharing the healing power of song. Tickets at www.picfest.org or at the door. $15.00 General Admission (+ $2.50 Fee for online ticket sale).
Composer and conductor Bob Chilcott returns to picfest for the sixth time for another amazing journey of music-making. Known throughout the world for his captivating compositions and charismatic conducting, Chilcott inspires artistry in everyone who has the pleasure of working with him.
The signature piece and concert namesake, “In the Heart of the World”, was composed by Chilcott and celebrates the essential good of humanity expressed in the healing power of song. Its rare power and beauty is a tribute to the victims of September 11 and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit worldwide. Also included will be “Remember Me,” “Like a Rainbow,” and “MLK.”
Bob Chilcott reflects on picfest:
I always look forward to my time at picfest as one of those rare events that keeps surpassing the last high point. Always something fresh and innovative musically.
The Youth Choral Festival features boychoirs, girlchoirs, mixed treble choirs, young women’s choirs, young men’s choirs and mixed SATB choirs through age 18. This year’s choir line-up includes
Bel Canto of Hillcrest Christian – Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia)
Centennial Children’s Chorus – Fort Collins, Colorado
Emerald Valley Honor Choir – Lane County, Oregon
San Francisco Boys Chorus – San Francisco, California
Sierra Nevada Children’s Choir – Reno, Nevada
For more info please see www.picfest.org