Schmeckfest Vancouver - 2018-Apr-16

Basic event info
Event date: 
Apr 16 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 W 33rd Ave (33rd and Granville St)
Public event fields

Believing that choirs can learn so much by listening to other choirs, Dr. Nickel decided to initiate SchmeckFest in 1996. “Schmeck” is a term German Mennonites once used to describe beautiful singing.  “Sing with schmeck!” meant to employ the full body and “mask” of the face - all the resonators - to create a resonant tone.  “Schmeck” also means “taste”.  In essence, “SchmeckFest” is a concert where choirs come to sing for - and experience (taste) the sounds of - other choirs. Choirs become the performers and also the most appreciative audience. Singing for people who truly know what it takes is really gratifying.

Sad fact: Choir members are so busy that they rarely have time to go and hear other choirs.

Schmeckfest: no formal adjudication, great singing, a relevant learning opportunity, a jam packed two hour experience, new contacts and friends, directors pick up new repertoire ideas; a real celebration - a FESTIVAL!

Check out this CBC Radio Interview


Andree Abrahams's picture

Where is this event going to be?
Thank you.


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Rehearsal Address
Salvation Army Building
3403 East 49th Avenue (entrance through gym on East 48th)
Vancouver, BC V5S 1M1  Canada
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We rehearse Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm