ABOUT VOICES UNITED
Voices United is an annual musical gathering of sacred music open to all singers from all walks of life, aged high school through retirement. There is no audition. Registered singers participate in preliminary rehearsals, followed by a two-day workshop with a guest clinician and conductor, capped by an evening concert in conjunction with the Manassas Chorale. This is our 22nd year of Voices United!
Our guest clinician and conductor for 2020 will be announced soon (see biography below).
Registration for Voices United 2020 will open in January 2020.
Voices United 2020 Brochure
Voices United 2020 Registration Form
The registration fee includes workshop fees, six anthems, and snacks. Download the form by clicking the link above. Please submit one registration form per participant. Make checks payable to Manassas Chorale. If paying for more than one registrant, please list names on the check. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Mail your form and payment to:
PO Box 101
Manassas, VA 20108
Pre-registration is highly recommended, but you may also bring your registration and payment to a rehearsal.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Singers will receive a music packet at the first rehearsal they attend. Singers MUST attend at least three out of seven rehearsals (more are encouraged, but optional) to be eligible to participate in the workshop and concert. All rehearsals will be held in Weston Hall at Manassas Baptist Church.
Rehearsal schedule for 2020:
Friday March 20, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM (check-in begins at 6:30 PM)
Saturday March 21, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The workshop will take place at Manassas Baptist Church. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring your music, pencil for marking music, and a water bottle. Snacks will be provided. Please do not wear perfume/cologne or scented body lotions; some singers may have allergies.
The Voices United Concert will be held Saturday March 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Singers will have a dress rehearsal prior to the concert (call time 6:15 PM). The Manassas Chorale will perform the first half of the concert, followed by the Voices United Workshop Choir. The two choirs will combine for a final number directed by the guest clinician. The concert is open to the public. Tickets area available via the Hylton Box Office. Registered singers do NOT need a ticket.
Manassas Chorale members will wear their concert attire. Singers in the Voices United Workshop Choir only will wear the following:
Men: dark trousers, necktie and jacket (preferably black) and white dress shirt OR black tuxedo with white shirt and black bow tie; black shoes and socks.
Women: long black skirt and black long-sleeve dressy blouse OR long black dress with long sleeves; black hose and black shoes. Simple earrings are acceptable, no dangling or large hoops; no necklaces, bracelets, or brooches.
Each singer will also need a black performance folder, available for purchase at one of the preliminary rehearsals.
ABOUT OUR GUEST CLINICIAN