Prepare Vivaldi’s Gloria with Matthew Rupcich and the Arcadia Chorale

during our first Summer Sing mini-festival!


  • Are you a community singer, church/synagogue choir member, or college/high school student with choral experience? Do you want a chance to sing a masterwork with orchestra? This is for YOU!


  • You’ll get the music in advance, learn your part at home (rehearsal aids available–see below), and put it all together with us in person on June 24 and 25.


  • Rehearse with us on Friday evening and all day Saturday, then perform Saturday night at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton with full orchestra and guest soloists. Plan to join us!


  • Registration is now open – see below! Summer Sing is limited to 100 participants.

Registration

All Interested Singers:

  • We are unable to offer refunds for Summer Sing.

  • Please review Summer Sing details on this webpage for full schedule, vaccination requirements, participation expectations, etc. prior to registering.

  • Due to space concerns and pandemic protocols, registrations are limited to 100 singers.


High School/College Students:

Before you register, email summersing@arcadiachorale.org if you would like to be considered for student financial assistance!


Fees:

  • Adult Singer Registration*: $30

  • Student Singer Registration*: $20

  • Optional Lunch Voucher (6/25): $10

  • Optional Dinner Voucher (6/25): $10

*includes cost of vocal score for you to keep!



Click here to Register Now!

Schedule and Location

All Summer Sing activities will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave, Scranton, PA 18510.


Friday, June 24:

(3:30–5:30pm Orchestra ONLY: no singers!)

6:00–7:00pm Singer Registration/Orientation

  • sign in & settle in at Covenant!

  • greet old friends, meet new ones!

7:00–9:30pm Chorus rehearsal (full choir and sectionals)


Saturday, June 25:

9:00am–12:00pm Chorus rehearsal (full choir and sectionals)

12:00–1:15pm Lunch break

1:15–2:45pm Chorus rehearsal (full choir)

2:45-3:00pm Orchestra set up

3:00-3:30pm Orchestra with soloists

  • (2:45–3:30pm Chorus break)

3:30–5:00pm Dress rehearsal: Chorus, orchestra, soloists

  • full run through

5:00–6:30pm Dinner break

6:30pm Group warm up

7:00pm Performance!

  • open to the public

Repertoire: Scores

Scores

  • We will be using the Carus-Verlag edition (40.001/53) of Vivaldi's Gloria in D, RV 589.

  • Your registration fee covers the cost of the vocal score for you to keep!

Get Your Score

You'll be asked to indicate how you would like to receive your music when you register. Please help us keep mailing costs low if you can!

Options:


  1. Pick up score from Catherine Carter, Arcadia Chorale Board Secretary:


  1. Arrange pick up/delivery with any Arcadia Chorale member

    • If you are planning to attend Summer Sing with friends, please help us distribute scores to your group.


  1. U.S. Mail

    • Please provide your mailing address on the registration form if you would prefer we mail your score to you.

Learning Your Part: Rehearsal/Listening Aids

Need help learning your part?

Rehearsal/Listening Aids

ChordPerfect offers rehearsal aids for Vivaldi’s Gloria. The Chorale has purchased choir packs and will provide free download codes to registered singers. Please email summersing@arcadiachorale.org to request a code.

You can also access ChordPerfect’s free online products on your own:

  • listening aids: target voice part amplified, other voice parts diminished

  • videos: follow along with score and amplified voice part

Use search terms “Vivaldi” and/or “Gloria,” then find your voice part and the movement you want to hear/see.

Please note:

  • These are rehearsal aids only and may differ slightly from the score we are using for Summer Sing.

  • Please follow the text underlay in the Carus score provided to you after registration.

  • Our Music Director, Matthew Rupcich, will give the choir his markings for tempi, articulation, etc., at rehearsal.

  • Bring a pencil to Summer Sing!


Rehearsal and Performance Attire

REHEARSALS (including dress rehearsal)

Singers may wear casual clothing. Masks may be required depending on pandemic protocols at the time.


PERFORMANCE

Singers should wear all black.

  • Formal wear is not expected! Appropriate attire includes a black blouse or button down shirt with black pants/skirt, or a black dress.

  • Depending on pandemic conditions, masks may be required for singers at this year's Summer Sing. Singers who wear a mask for the performance on Saturday night must wear a black mask. Arcadia Chorale will provide black masks for those who do not have one.

  • Please keep in mind that you'll be appearing as part of an ensemble when making your clothing choices: We ask that you not draw attention with jewelry or other accessories that may be distracting.

  • Please avoid wearing perfume or highly fragrant personal products (hairspray, deodorant, etc.) which may cause allergic reactions in your fellow singers. Please choose unscented products when possible.

Meals

Food & Beverages

  • Lunch and dinner breaks will be provided on Saturday, June 25.

  • Snacks and meals may be eaten in Covenant's auditorium. Please do not bring food or drinks (other than water) into the sanctuary or other rehearsal spaces.

  • Arcadia Chorale will provide snacks (granola bars, fruit, etc.) and beverages throughout the Summer Sing, and will also offer Saturday:

    • Boxed lunch: $10

    • Hot dinner: $10

    • Singers will have an opportunity to purchase Saturday meal vouchers when registering. See below for food choices covered by meal vouchers.

  • Participants may also opt to bring their own food (limited refrigerator space available at Covenant upon request), or may plan to visit one of Scranton's many restaurants. Please keep the rehearsal timeframes and parking considerations in mind if you plan to leave Covenant during meal breaks.


After registering, participants who purchase meal vouchers will be sent an email to designate food choices from options below:


Lunch ($10)


Boxed lunch from HoneyBaked Ham Company*:

  • Sandwich served with cheese, lettuce and tomato on Kaiser roll: ham or turkey

or

  • Garden salad


  • Potato chips

  • Cookie

  • Drink: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite or water

  • All boxed lunches come with mustard & mayo, straw and napkin



Dinner ($10)

  • Baked ziti (no meat)*: regular and gluten free noodles available

  • Homemade meatballs and extra sauce*: prepared separately from ziti

  • Bread & butter*

  • Side salad

  • Dessert*: Brownies, assorted cookies, etc.

  • Drinks: Lemonade, iced tea, water, coffee, tea


*May contain wheat and/or dairy products

COVID-19 Protocols

Vaccination Requirement

  • To participate in Summer Sing, all singers must be fully vaccinated to protect against COVID-19.

  • Registered singers will be required to provide proof of vaccination to participate in Summer Sing. Please check your email for instructions.

  • While the pandemic situation changes frequently, singing remains a high-risk activity. For your own safety and the safety of your singing partners and audience, please follow CDC recommendations for full vaccination.

  • Individuals who are feeling sick or test positive for COVID-19 (even if asymptomatic) at the time of Summer Sing should not attend.

Masks

  • Masks are required for vaccinated individuals during indoor activities when the county's (Lackawanna) COVID-19 Community Level is high. Masks are encouraged during indoor activities for high-risk individuals when the Community Level is medium.

  • Singers are welcome to wear a mask throughout Summer Sing, regardless of COVID-19 Community Level.

  • Currently, Arcadia Chorale and Covenant Presbyterian Church require masks for all unvaccinated individuals during indoor activities, regardless of COVID-19 Community Level.

  • Note: Arcadia Chorale reserves the right to require masks for singers even if CDC guidelines are more relaxed at the time of Summer Sing.

General

  • All participants will be required to follow local, state, and CDC guidance regarding masking and social distancing that is in place during the time of Summer Sing.

  • All singers will be required to follow Covenant Presbyterian Church's protocols regarding masking and social distancing that are in place during the time of Summer Sing.

  • Since this is an ever-changing situation, check back here regularly for updated information. Thank you for your cooperation!

Audience Tickets

Due to capacity concerns, a limited number of audience tickets will be available to the public for the Summer Sing performance on Saturday, June 25.

Reservations may be required. Please check this page closer to the event.

  • Tickets: $10

  • Students are free

Questions?

For updates:

  • Check this page frequently!

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Still have questions? Contact the Arcadia Chorale:

Become a Summer Sing Sponsor

Help more singers participate! Please consider donating to Summer Sing today.

Your donations allow Arcadia Chorale to:

  • sponsor students in need: $40 provides one student registration waiver plus lunch and dinner

  • keep registration and meal costs low for all participants

  • contract outstanding instrumentalists and guest soloists

  • plan for next year's Summer Sing!

The Summer Sing is sponsored in part by Arcadia Chorale's Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships for student singers and supports the Chorale's special projects. To honor Dr. Thomas' legacies in music and education, the Chorale is directing the Memorial Fund's resources back into the NEPA music community.

Summer Sing donations are administered through the Dr. Steven Thomas Memorial Fund.