Senior Adult Choir Festival
Below under Downloads is a list of music to order for your choir.
Pepper Choplin has agreed to be our clinician for the 2017 NC Baptist Senior Adult Choir Festival, October 9-10, 2017. Pepper is a full-time composer and conductor. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. Currently he attends Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend. The list of anthems for you to order for your choir for the festival is available at the bottom of this page under Downloads.This festival will include fellowship, food, fun and plenty of other senior singers who love to make a joyful noise. Any maturing and/or senior adult choir member is invited to participate.
The festival ends with a final worship concert on Tuesday that begins at 11:20. Anyone is welcome to attend the concert and listen for free. Invite your friends to come!
Registration is open. Please register online by clicking the registration button above. You may pay by either credit card or mail a check. If you have trouble with the online form, please contact Sherry Thompson by phone at one of the numbers listed at the bottom of this page, and she will walk through the online form with you. Please note that there will be no refunds after September 27, 2017 unless the event is canceled by Worship & Music.
Making a return this year is the opportunity to have your choir sing a selection for other choirs during the festival. Consider having your choir sing for the festival when registering. Groups can sing Monday evening or Tuesday morning.
Lodging: There are two choices for you. The Holiday Inn Express is located at 110 Miller Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, three long blocks from the church. Hotel phone 336-721-0220. The group rate is $89.99 plus tax which includes a hot breakfast. Also available is the Best Western Plus - Hanes Mall. Their rate is $85.00 plus tax and phone number is 336-893-7540. They are located on Silas Creek Parkway, across from Forsyth Hospital. The codes to give the hotels to get the group rate will be sent to you after you register online; they will be in your confirmation email.
Monday meal: There will be an option to purchase dinner at the church on that Monday night. The cost of the catered meal at the church will be approximately $13 per person. Also we are providing some bottled waters and snacks at the Monday afternoon break time. The online sign-up for meals will be available in September, 2017. Your church will buy the meals from our office at the Convention, and we will pay Ardmore Baptist one check.The deadline to order and pay for your meals is Friday noon, September 29. Payment can be either by check or credit card. There will be no refunds for no-shows.
Location: The festival will be held at Ardmore Baptist Church at 501 Miller Street in Winston-Salem. The church has a wonderful worship / rehearsal space, and they have a superb organ and concert grand piano. The acoustics will be GREAT!
Music: Please purchase festival anthems (one of each title for each choir member) and learn the music thoroughly before attending the festival. The list is below under Downloads as a a file you can download and print.
- $250 per BSCNC affiliated church, with choir of 7 or more people
- $300 per non-affiliated group
- $40 each individual with choir of 6 or less
Special Deal: Bring your senior adult choir to the 2017 festival for free
- Bring your choir of 7 or more singers and pay the full registration fee of $250/$300
- Recruit one or more senior adult choirs of 7 or more that have not attended in the last three years
- After the festival is completed, you will receive a rebate check amounting to $100 for the first choir you recruited and $50 for each additional choir, not to exceed your entire registration fee.
What you need to do:
- Register your church choir for the festival and pay the appropriate fees
- Recruit additional senior adult choir(s)
- Notify Sherry Thompson of the choir(s) you have recruited
- Those choirs will register with us and pay their fees
Please note that if this offer is more successful than we expect, we may have to limit the offer once we reach a certain threshold; we will update this page and notify choir directors who have attended in the past if that happens. Also, please be aware that there can be only one rebate paid out per recruited choir (two churches cannot claim the same recruited choir.)
Our hope is that this will be a great incentive for you to recruit new choirs, helping your music budget along the way. We feel that the new choirs will have a great experience and will desire to participate in subsequent years.