Smoky Mountain Choral-Fest
Gospel Clinics for your Church Choir
3 Days | June 2-5, 2020
Starting At $329.00
Hallelujah! If you’ve been looking for a shared experience with your church choir and friends this is it. Come to Pigeon Forge and study with gospel teachers, enjoy music by The Isaacs and several others and join in the fun of a combined mass choir concert the final night. This is three days of great fellowship, education and joy.
|Deluxe Package at $449 includes:
4 Day Tour Includes:
|Economy Package at $329 includes:
3 Day Tour Includes:
Flexible Pricing Options
- Customizable Comps
- Commissionable or Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available
Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Meet & Greet – The Isaacs in Concert
Gather the church choir and meet us in Pigeon Forge, TN for a three night stay. The first we can add a group dinner if you wish, then you and your friends are off to the First Baptist Church in Sevierville to meet your choir teachers Mike Speck and Cliff Duren. They will be with you the next two days and offer instruction and advice on how to improve your groups performance.
Mike Speck is a Gospel musician and ordained minister from Lebanon, Tennessee. Together with his wife, Faye, and daughter Melody VanNus, Speck tours with a Gospel music trio called the Mike Speck Trio. He and his wife also arrange music for church choirs, publishing their work through Lillenas Music. Nine of their choral collections have been nominated for Dove Awards. and his most recent collaboration with recording artist/pianist Stan Whitmire, Everlasting Praise 4, was nominated for and won the 2014 Dove Award for Best Choral Collection.
Cliff Duren currently serves as the Senior Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church Woodstock. He also arranges, orchestrates, and produces music resources for various church music publishers and Christian artists and is a 2-time Dove Award winner.
This evening you also features a special concert by The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group out of Hendersonville, TN. The vocalists are mother Lily Isaacs and siblings Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Rebecca Isaacs Bowman. Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members. They have a unique style that blends tight family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel.
Day 2 – Morning Choir Sessions – Afternoon at Dollywood – Free Evening
The morning includes three sessions conducted by your gospel teachers and musical guests. You choir group will receive instruction and coaching that will enable you to become a better singer and member of your choir.
The afternoon is yours to enjoy Dollywood Theme Park. Considered one of the world’s premier theme parks, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood features rip-roaring rides, delectable fare, and stellar entertainment—all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. From live artists performing country, southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music, to master craftsmen showcasing glass blowing and blacksmithing, Dollywood is brimming with the rich heritage and artistry of the Smokies.
A dinner voucher can be added to your visit to Dollywood if you wish. Or, you might add dinner at a local restaurant or a local dinner show like Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Dinner where you become part of the longest running feud in history or Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show with fun, feast and adventure. (B)
Day 3 – Morning of Rehearsals – Free Afternoon – Choir Performances
The day begins with one more session with your instructors followed by rehearsal in preparation for Choir Performances this evening.
You will have a free afternoon to explore Pigeon Forge on your own. You may want to do a little shopping, relax by the pool or see some of the area’s attractions. The Titanic Museum offers you the chance to step aboard the massive, ship-shaped structure. You will be swept up in the excitement, wonder and consequences of the Titanic story and we can arrange a chance for your choir to perform on the grand staircase.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg is another great way to spend the afternoon, it is literally teeming with life – over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg.
Again, we can arrange a group dinner at a local restaurant, or you can dine on your own.
You end the evening performing in a concert of combined choirs, with The Isaacs, Cana’s Voice, David Phelps and special guests. Cana’s Voice is comprised of Ernie Haas & Signature Sound’s Doug Anderson, Avalon’s Jody McBrayer, and The Greenes’ Taranda Greene. For more than 15 years, David Phelps served as a member of the popular and prestigious Gaither Vocal Band, and during that time received numerous Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling recording projects. As a solo artist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors. (B)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, you depart for home. (B)