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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC SACRED MUSIC June 17, 2016 7 CAMP INDEPENDENCE: SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS AND LIFEGUARDS: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE! Counselors and Lifeguards needed for Camp Independence, a one-week recreational summer camp for adults with physical disabilities. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, enthusiastic, responsible, and enjoy working with adults. Dates of camp are August 19-27, 2016. Salary, room and board, and a very personally rewarding experience! For information contact : Bay Cliff Health Camp at (906) 345-9314 or baycliff@baycliff.org, or visit us at www.baycliff.org or www.facebook.com/baycliff The Fall / Winter Catalogue of retreats at Marygrove is hot offthe press! If you have not received a copy by the end of June, contact us and well get it right out to you. Make plans today to spend some quiet ime away with the Lord. COOPER OFFICE EQUIPMENT Full Copier Line From Tabletop To Networkable Digital Laser Systems (906) 228-6929 Phone 800-432-7682 Fax 800-908-8542 Purchase & Lease Options Authorized KONICA Printers-Copiers Dealer Sacred music director to offer youth choir camp this summer BY JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC This summer youth from across the Diocese of Marquette will have a new summer camp opportunity. Samuel Holmberg, director of sacred music for the Diocese of Marquette, will host a youth choir camp Aug. 8-12. The camp will be held at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette and is open to youth ages 10-17. According to Holmberg, Youth will have the opportunity to develop their voices and sharp- en their musical skills. Though this is the first year the camp is being offered in the diocese, Holmberg has led similar camps in other dioceses. I have led similar choir camps with cathedral choir schools and childrens choirs, explained Holmberg. I look forward to working with new and return- ing choristers from across our Diocese. Three times daily participants will have 45 min- ute sessions of rehearsal, along with learning about music theo- ry and the history of the Church. At the end of each day, youth will sing the daily Evening Prayer. (A complete daily schedule is found on the left side of this page). They will be immersed in a long-standing tradition that continues to this day in choir schools around the world: music education, spiritual formation, and singing for daily cho- ral Vespers (Evening Prayer), added Holm- berg. At the end of the camp there will be a final concert on Friday which will feature all of the music participants learned during the week. The concert is free and will be open to the public. Following the completion of the camp Holm- berg encourages youth to continue singing as part of the diocesan childrens choir that is be- ing formed, which will begin this September. I hope they will take what they learn back to their parishes, and I encourage all who participate to continue singing with us in the newly-forming diocesan childrens choir. The diocesan childrens choir will be an after-school program divided into two levels that meets once a week. Placement at different levels and progression from one to the next is dependent on the choristers level of musical and personal skill and maturity. The diocesan children's choir is open to those in grades first through high school. The deadline to register for the camp is July 30. The cost is $30 per family and includes daily lunch and materials. Scholarships are available for financial assistance. Interested youth may request a camp regis- tration form by emailing sholmberg@dio- ceseofmarquette.org. For more information about the camp or the diocesan childrens choir, contact Holmberg by phone at (906) 225-1141 or at the email address above. JOHN FEE THE U.P. CATHOLIC Youth of all ages sing a hymn during the recent Ordination to the Priesthood Mass that was held at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette. This summer, youth from across the diocese will have the opportunity to participate in a youth choir camp. CHOIR CAMP DAILY SCHEDULE 9 a.m. Arrival to Choir Room 9:15 Vocal Warm-up 9:30 Rehearsal 10:15 Break 10:30 Rehearsal 11:15 Music Theory/Church History Classes Noon Lunch (provided) 12:45 Afternoon Activity 3 Rehearsal 3:45 Break 4:15 Choral Vespers 5 Dismissal *All times are Eastern.

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