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. 2023 will be our 23rd year of Voices United!
Our guest clinician and conductor for 2023 is Lloyd Larson (see biography below).
Registration for Voices United 2023 will open in early 2023.
Voices United Brochure – not yet available
Voices United Registration – not yet available
Register online or by downloading the form. Submit payment online or with your paper form. Registration is NOT complete until payment is received.
Make checks payable to Manassas Chorale. If paying for more than one registrant, please list names in the memo line.
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 one of the preliminary rehearsals.
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 2023:
Friday March 17, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM (check-in begins at 6:30 PM)
Saturday March 18, 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. Please do not wear perfume/cologne or scented body lotions; some singers may have allergies.
The Voices United Concert will be held Saturday March 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Singers will have a dress rehearsal prior to the concert (call time 6:00 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 are 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.
ABOUT OUR GUEST CLINICIAN
Our 2023 Voices United Festival Choir clinician is Lloyd Larson. Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. Since 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 published works—including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non‑seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America. It is Lloyd’s work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing where he is actively involved in various roles of music leadership. Lloyd and his wife, Marci, live in Maple Grove, Minnesota. They have three children: Stephanie, married to Brandt; Philip, married to Kylee; and Jeff, married to Jacquelyn. They also have seven grandchildren: Addie, Eli, Izzy, Oliver, Dax, Ever, and Grace.