MACS Choir Festival

Alternating yearly with the MACS Band Festival, the MACS Choir Festival brings in SH Choir students from our Christian School Association to learn and perform together. The students enjoy sectional masterclasses with professional adult musicians, fellowship with students from other schools, and are directed by a guest conductor for group rehearsals.The day-long event culminates in a short concert held in the Fourth Baptist suditorium. The combined choir has been nearly 150 students in recent years, and our stage can barely contain them. The sound of all those voices joinging together in song gives the audience goosebumps. See archive of saved recordings below.


MACS Choir Festival from 11/1/2019 on Vimeo

Archived Information:

2022 MACS Choir Festival – Friday, November 11, 2022

Conductor: Dr. Timothy Sawyer, University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Tentative Schedule and Information:


O Come All Ye Faithful – Dan Forrest – Beckenhorst Press – CU1011 SATB – a great choice for your Christmas concert!

America the Beautiful – John Ness Beck – Beckenhorst Press – BP 1370 SATB – a song for Veteran’s Day, 11/11/22!

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho – Howard Helvey – Beckenhorst Press – BP1772 SATB – a fun song!

Ukrainian Alleluia – Craig Courtney – Beckenhorst Press – BP1818 SSAATTBB – a fitting piece considering the situation in Ukraine.

2019 MACS Choir Festival – Friday, November 1, 2019

Conductor: Mr. Alessio Tranchell

University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Repertoire and Recording Links:

Grace Alone – Josh Bauder – SATB – Jubal House JH-1374

Pilgrim’s Hymn – Stephen Paulus – SATB Version – SP 101.4pt – Paulus Publications. This recording is of the SSAATTBB version, not the SATB version.

Novum Gaudium – Libby Larsen – SATB – available as PDF or printed copies.


2017 Choir Festival

Guest Conductor – Dr. Mary Kay Geston



Concert Archive:

Gloria from “Missa Pacem”  – Marc A. Hafso
With a Heart of Thanks  – Victor C. Johnson
He is Born – Dan Forrest
A Mighty Fortress is Our God – Dan Forrest