Spain with Craig Hella Johnson - New Year 2014
Año Nuevo Festival in Barcelona - December 28, 2013-January 4, 2014
Dear choral friends,
I would be delighted if you would consider joining me in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Barcelona in late December 2013.
Barcelona is an extraordinary world city, vibrant and colorful. I know people who love the city so much they use the name as an adjective to express the indescribable. “Barcelona.”
I am truly excited to have this opportunity to gather with friends, old and new, who love choral singing. We will have the chance to come together and prepare for a gala concert which I am honored to conduct. Individual concerts are also a part of this schedule and I look so forward to hearing your ensemble in this feast of music-making.
I will be shaping a program structure that will illuminate the gifts of each individual choir while crafting a gala concert which will be a joyous celebration of the power of singing together.
I look forward to making music together and to exploring magnificent Barcelona with you.
Craig Hella Johnson
What do singers say about their experience with Craig?
“Words do not do give justice to the depth of the experience.”
“The aspect of the clinic that meant the most to me was that Craig treated us like artists.”
“I was inspired by the transformation of the line and shape.”
“I realized, while singing for Craig, that singing is something I had to do for the rest of my life.”
“Your spirit left us changed and each time I sing, I will remember.”
“Wayzata Concert Choir students have been transformed by their choral experiences with Craig. He invites students to be choral artists and they commit to the process from their core, with intrigue. Craig teaches the singers how to listen with more awareness. They quickly know that they are in the presence of a great artist, and are aware that this experience will live in a deep place within them.”
Rebecca Wyffels, Director
Wayzata High School Concert Choir