May 30, 2009

Burlington-South Burlington, VT (1888PressRelease) May 30,
2009 - The Vermont International Choral Festival in conjunction with Music
Contact International announce the date for the 2009 Massed Sing Festival
Concert directed by Mr. Robert De Cormier. The concert will be presented at
Ira Allen Chapel by choirs from across North America on Saturday, June 13 at
7:00 pm. This year's festival celebrates the Bicentennial of Abraham
Lincoln's birth with the 200 voice festival choir singing songs of "Lincoln
and Liberty" under the baton of Mr. Robert De Cormier, director of the
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Choir and Counterpoint.

The Vermont International Choral Festival is celebrating its sixth season
this year. This year's guest choruses and an orchestra from California shall
be arriving in the area on June 11th, 2009 from Arizona, Canada, New York,
Massachusetts and Vermont to share their music with Vermonters and visitors.

The festival begins with an opening ceremony for participants at the Stowe
community Church on Thursday June 11th. Participating choirs have the
opportunity to attend 6 hours of rehearsals in preparation for the Massed
Sing concert led by Mr. Robert De Cormier. In addition attendees will be
sharing their gift of song in performances at the Trapp Family Lodge in
Stowe, The Converse Home in Burlington and Shelburne Bay Senior Living
Community in Shelburne on Friday. A series of concerts are to be held at the
Stowe Community Church on Saturday.

The Festival will culminate on Saturday evening June 13th, 2009 with the
extraordinary Massed Sing concert and individual choir performances at Ira
Allen Chapel in Burlington.

The repertoire for this year's Massed Sing concert is comprised of musical
arrangements by Mr. De Cormier that compliment his chosen theme, "Lincoln
and Liberty", in recognition of the Bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. The
event is going to be an incredible musical weekend for Vermont! Tickets for
the Massed Sing concert at Ira Allen Chapel on Saturday, June 13, 2009 may
be purchased at the door or by calling (802)862-2200. Adults are $15.00
while children, students and seniors are $5.00.

About Music Contact International: Music Contact International, located in
Burlington, Vermont, is a performance tour company, specializing in
festivals and catering to domestic and International clients. The company
offers a broad selection of Invitational Choral Festival travel
opportunities around the world as well as Customized Concert Tours. Music
Contact International, Inc. was founded in 1987. Find out more at

For more information about this event or to schedule an interview with Jodi
Breckenridge, email Jodi ( @ ) Music-Contact dot com or phone 802-862-2200

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