AC8: It takes a village…
Highlights from America Cantat 8
Over ten days, singers of all ages and abilities participate in overlapping five-day-long workshops, led by some of the most prestigious choral clinicians in the world. During these workshops participants rehearse choral pieces indigenous to participating choirs including some previous America Cantat host countries. At the end of the Festival, the workshops present joint concerts to showcase this music. In the evenings, participants attend Gala Concerts, performed by acclaimed choirs from each host country and our sister festival, Europa Cantat. Additionally, there are Opening and Closing Ceremonies, hosted by The Bahamas, a mid-week Dinner & Beach Party, and plenty of time to explore the island, relax on the beach, and take part in excursions to fully experience all that The Bahamas has to offer.
America Cantat 8 would not be possible without the tireless efforts of a small, dedicated team of superstars. This team have been responsible for imagining what AC8 could be and working out the details required for all logistics involved in the day-to-day execution of this festival. ACDA is forever grateful to these individuals and their commitment to cultural exchange through ensemble singing.
Please join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Eden Badgett, ACDA Festival Development Director; Audrey Dean-Wright, Associate Professor of Music at the College of the Bahamas; Cleveland Williams, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Christy Lee, Lecturer in Collaborative Piano & Orchestra Conductor at Maryville College; and Adrian Archer, Music Director Christ Church-Bahamas, Conductor Highgrove Singers.
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