Sacred Service by Ernest Bloch


Join Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) for a musical experience of a lifetime in the coastal city of Varna, Bulgaria. VIMA will bring together choral singers from around the world to feature the monumental choral-orchestral masterpiece of Ernest Bloch, Sacred Service. This work remains a pinnacle within the collective repertoire of Jewish sacred music. In the works of Bloch: Though intensely Jewish in its roots, this message seems to me above all a gift of Israel to the whole of mankind.


We are inviting choral directors, choral singers, and conducting students to register for this incredible program, which will also include master classes, training conducting sessions, and lectures presented by our internationally-recognized faculty.


Join us and raise your voice in song along the breathtaking shores of the Black Sea!


CHORAL SINGERS

Your cost of $1870 per person includes:

  • Performing in the chorus of Sacred Service by Ernest Bloch
  • Voice lessons (by request)
  • Master classes
  • Italian Language course
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture, and relaxation
  • 10 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

CONDUCTING STUDENTS

Your cost of $2880 per person (CONDUCTING FELLOW) or $2680 (CONDUCTING ASSOCIATE) includes:

  • Ample, daily podium time with the Academy Chorus and Orchestra, featuring Sacred Service, by Ernest Bloch. Conducting Associates will conduct only during rehearsals; Conducting Fellows will conduct during rehearsals as well as during the final performance. Each Conducting Fellow will conduct one movement of Sacred Services, during the public performances at the Festival and Congress Center Concert Hall.
  • Hands-on training by the Academy’s conducting faculty, including score study and instruction on conducting techniques and styles.
  • A video-recording of your podium time during the public performance.
  • 10 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week