Children's Choir Festival
Sat | Feb 3 | 3:00 PM
FREE CONCERT - Freewill Offering
The 2018 Abendmusik Children's Choir Festival will be in collaboration with Sing Around Nebraska.
More than 150 children from the Lincoln area will gather together to sing a toe-tapping and heart-warming program, led by nationally-renowned guest conductor, Emily Ellsworth.
Sing Around Nebraska is a powerful choral opportunity for students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to foster their love of singing! This year’s Festival Choir will be held at more than 10 locations across our state, including Abendmusik at First-Plymouth.
Emily Ellsworth, 2018 Guest clinician
Nationally recognized as a leader in the youth choral field, Ms. Ellsworth has served as Artistic Director of ANIMA- Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus since1996. She shares her passion for young people and their infinite potential as a guest conductor throughout the US.
She has prepared various ensembles for performances with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Symphony, Music of the Baroque, and others; nine CD recordings; national and regional conferences of ACDA, Kodaly educators, and Chorus America; and concert tours to six continents. Ms. Ellsworth has served on the music panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and is the advisor of Boosey & Hawkes’ Opera Workshop series. In frequent demand as guest clinician/conductor throughout the U.S., she has also guest conducted in the Republic of Ireland, England, Hong Kong, and Brazil.