“Body, mind, spirit, voice, it takes the whole person to sing and rejoice!”- Helen Kemp
We launched into a day with a bursting schedule, packed full of enriching events for the whole person. Highlights of the day included the morning workshops- the melodious ring of handbells echoed through the building as the handbell ensemble began. Erin Jobes, Director of Christian Education at The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton.
Beth Vaughn, newly appointed director of vocal music at Bowling Green City Schools led a number of singers in a conducting methods workshop. They began with basic patterns and progressed to adding entrance cues to different sections.
The singers and staff enjoyed the beautiful weather outside with an afternoon of team building games with Darrell Rubel, followed by a variety of elective activities. The spectrum of elective topics ranges from College 101, where students are given an overview of what to expect in college to Studying Abroad – How to Fly!, which explored the ins and outs of international travel to Rhythm!, where students explored our natural propensity for rhythm with Matt Hayes, a senior music education student at Youngstown State University.
The 2013 Cardinal Chorale held a surprise concert for the Encore camp, and the evening was a masterpiece of the musicianship and joyful celebrations. Selections were chosen from a repertoire of the 87 songs that the Chorale performed on their summer tour, June 20-27. New members of the Chorale were invited up on stage for the ‘passing of the torch’ to the 2014 Cardinal Chorale with the singing of Paul Christensen’s setting of This Is My Father’s World.
After an ice cream snack, provided by our wonderful kitchen staff, our inside “campfire” kicked off an evening of fun with several camp songs, an entertaining game of “Helping Hands,” and time for recreations, reflection and rejuvenation.