Lake Junaluska aerial photo showing fall foliage colors and the walking bridge

Choir Music Weekend

Spend a scenic fall weekend at Lake Junaluska as you enjoy a weekend of sacred choral music and worship

October 18-20, 2024

Enjoy incredible autumn colors at Lake Junaluska in the North Carolina mountains when you attend this weekend of music, worship and fellowship. Choirs and all who love to sing sacred choral music are invited to come together to learn and perform eight anthems, as well as attend workshops.

Information about our 2024 weekend is coming soon! In 2023, our theme was “Stand Firm – The Lord is Near,” and music included a piece by Timothy G. Bushong and an original arrangement of “How Firm a Foundation” by Jackson Henry arranged specially for Choir Music Weekend. The weekend features workshops. Previous workshops have included Tips of the Trade for Accompanists, Vocal & Choral Techniques, 7 Sight Reading Secrets for Accompanists, Choir Sectional Rehearsals, Vocal Sight Reading, 2 crafting workshops, and more. We close our time together with a worship service, and guests and community members are welcome and encouraged to join us.

Serving on our 2023 Choir Music Weekend leadership team are Amy Martin, Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Rev. Jackson Henry Timothy G. Bushong, Hilda Ryan, Ginger Wyrick, Cathy Garland, Claudia Smith and Gary Alan Smith. Our guest preacher was the Rev. Roger Dowdy.

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REGISTRATION

Coming soon.

 

PROGRAM QUESTIONS
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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Lake Junaluska Chapel exterior in Fall
FRIDAY

3-5:30 p.m.- Registration & Sign-in
4 p.m.- Lodging Check-in
5:30-7 p.m.- Dinner
7-7:15 p.m.- Welcome and Announcements
7:15-9:20 p.m.- Rehearsals
9:30-10 p.m.- Evening Vespers

Singing and piano at Choir Music Weekend
SATURDAY

7:30-8:30 a.m.- Breakfast
8:30-10:20 a.m.- Sectional Rehearsals
10:30-11 a.m.- Morning Devotions
11 a.m.-12 p.m.- Full Choral Rehearsals
12-1:30 p.m.- Lunch and Free Time
1:30-4:50 p.m.-  Workshops
4:50-5:30 p.m.- Free Time
5:30-7 p.m.- Dinner
7-9 p.m.- Rehearsals

Singing at Choir Music Weekend
SUNDAY

7:30-8:30 a.m.- Breakfast
8:30-9 a.m.- Final Offertory Ensemble Rehearsal
9-10:20 a.m.- Final Choral Rehearsal
10:30-11:55 a.m.- Closing Worship
12 p.m.- Lunch and Departure

LODGING & PRICING

Choir Music Weekend program, lodging and meal packages typically include:

  • All Choir Music Weekend events, workshops and anthem music packet
  • Lodging for two nights at the lakeside Terrace Hotel or historic Lambuth Inn
  • Six meals from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday

A program-only option, which includes worship, anthem music packet and workshops, is also offered. Registration and pricing information is coming soon. Want to receive weekend updates? Subscribe to email updates.

Nestled in the heart of Lake Junaluska, the lakeside Terrace Hotel is convenient to the Harrell Center, Stuart Auditorium and the Rose Walk. Come relax in a rocking chair on one of the balconies or read a book by the large fireplace in the spacious lobby.