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Description + Regulations

Participants will be judged in four categories.

  1. Quality of Sound
  2. Technique
  3. Musicality
  4. Other Performance Factors

Each choir is judged on its own performance, not compared to other choirs. There may be more than one blue ribbon winner. The judges’ rating sheets, with valuable comments, will be given to each participating school at the closing of the LEST.

Special Regulations

  1. Regarding the use of “Arrangements,” literature sung must be written for choral performance. Each choir is required to sing at least two songs.
  2. A piano, music stands, choir risers, and chairs for extra instrumentalists will be provided.
  3. Entering and exiting the hall during a performance is prohibited. This behavior is discourteous and disturbing to the performers. Do not bring food or drink into the performing areas.
  4. Talking is prohibited during the performance.
  5. Each choir must provide three original pieces of music for the judges.
    NO PHOTOCOPIES. Unless the music is found and printed from the public domain, copying music is likely illegal and would violate U.S. Copyright Laws.
  6. Each choir must provide their own accompanist. Choral pieces which were written with an accompaniment must be performed that way. Only pieces which were truly written as “a cappella” may be heard without piano.
  7. Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled performance. A separate area for warming up will be provided.
  8. Memorization of music and ensemble “uniform dress” is strongly encouraged.
  9. Upon acknowledgment by the judge, each choir should begin with the announcement of their school’s name and city, followed by the title and composer of their pieces.
  10. Total time for each performance (all individual pieces together) may not exceed 12 minutes.

How to Participate

Pre-registration is necessary for proper planning of this event. Send a list of choir members with the registration forms that are due on December 10. Please indicate whether any choir members are involved in other LEST activities so potential conflicts might be avoided.

Music Team Leaders

Siri Lyon
Concordia University Irvine

Jordan Kirby
Crean Lutheran High School

Elliott Bark
Crean Lutheran High School

Anna Reiley
Crean Lutheran High School

Megan Carvale
Orange Lutheran High School

Aaron Zeilinger
Orange Lutheran High School

Dan Vu
Orange Lutheran High School

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