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The Central Cello Celebration is a biennial summit of Northwest cellists who wish to revel in the rich cello repertoire and  collaborate in a massive cello choir performance. Open to cellists of  all ages, high-school players will additionally be able to perform in  recitals, workshops and master classes.  Rehearsals of the cello choirs begin the evening of October 24th, and the Celebration culminates with  the performance in the Finale Concert on the evening of the 25th.

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2014 Honoree, Pall Grondal

Join us in celebrating our great cello repertoire with your Northwest cello friends!

pianist, two cello players.Participation / Eligibility 

Participants will rehearse and then perform in either the Celebration  
Cello Choir (high school/college level) or Debut Cello Choir  
(intermediate level) in the Finale Central Cello Celebration Concert.  
All participants are encouraged to attend all sessions: masterclasses,  
discussions and concerts. Students between 14-18 years of age are  
eligible to participate as a performer in the masterclass sessions and  
recitals with teacher recommendation.  Have your teacher complete the  


All participants must complete the standard Online Registration Form


Registrations received on or before October 1, 2014 are $55.00 while those received after October 1, 2014 will be $75.00. 



Artists and Clinicians 


MEEKA QUAN DILORENZO, Seattle Symphony Assistant Principal Cellist
JOHN MICHEL, CWU Professor of Cello
TOM WALWORTH, composer / arranger
Lauren Rosenkranz, cellist
Jonathan Thomson, cellist

Anne Schilperoort YVCC professor and pianist
Barbara Baltero, cellist / pianist based,Seattle
Jessica Choe, pianist



Celebration Cello Choir Conductor
Nikolas Caoile, CWU Director of Orchestras
Debut Cello Choir Conductor
Lauren Rosenkranz

Brian Coyne, CWU cello performance major

Photos of past Cello Celebrations

Pianist Accompaniment

For those of you that will be performing in masterclass or recital and would like to use our official pianists, please contact the pianist directly via email (click on name above for email address) and send your music to them as soon as possible!

Dress for the Recitals and the Finale Concert will be mostly black with autumn color accents.


CCC Cello Choir Music

Contact John Michel to determine which part you should play. The links below are PDF files that include all the parts. Please locate, print and prepare your part in advance.

Debut Orchestra 10-15min

Festival Choir

Combined Choir (everyone)


Friday, October 24th (optional activities)

  • 8:00 am or 9:00 am Theory class
  • 10:00 am History and other courses
  • 12:00 pm ~ Lunch with Cello Studio
  • 1:00 pm - Cello Technique class
  • 2:00 pm ~ Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

Friday, October 24th

  • 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm ~ Registration/Check-In, Lobby
  • 7:00 pm ~ Cello Celebration Recital, Recital Hall
  • 8:05 pm ~ Reception, Student Lounge
  • 8:30 pm ~ Combined Cello Choir Rehearsal, Concert Hall
  • 9:00 pm ~ Debut Choir Rehearsal, Band Rehearsal Room #150
  • 10:00 pm ~ Cello Activities
    • Cello Movie Night, Room #113
    • Informal Cello Ensemble readings into the wee hours of the night!

Saturday, October 25th

  • 8:00 am ~ Registration/Check-In, Lobby
  • 8:30 am ~ Debut Choir Rehearsal, Orchestra Rehearsal Room #150 (no sectional)
    •  ~ Festival Choir Sectionals:
      • Section 1 in Recital Hall
      • Section 2 in Choir Rehearsal #153
      • Section 3 in Classroom #113
      • Section 4 in Concert Hall
  • 9:15 am ~ Cello Choir Rehearsal, Concert Hall
  • 9:45 am~ Combined Cello Choir Rehearsal, Concert Hall
  • 10:30 am ~ Master Class with John Michel, Recital Hall
  • 11:30 am ~ View Sponsor Exhibits, Lobby
    • ~ Lunch, Student Union Building (optional)
  • 1:00 pm ~ Master Class with Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, Recital Hall
  • 2:00 pm ~ Bach with Friends (informal performances and/or read together)
    • Bach Suite #1 in Orchestra Rehearsal Room #150
    • Bach Suite #2 in Choir Rehearsal #153
    • Bach Suite #3 in Recital Hall
    • Bach Suite #4/5 in Classroom #113
    • Bach Suite #6 in Concert Hall
  • 3:00 pm ~ Cello Celebration Recital, Recital Hall
  • 4:00 pm ~ Cello Choir Rehearsal, Concert Hall
  • 4:00 pm ~ Debut Choir Rehearsal, Band Rehearsal Room #150
  • 4:30 pm ~ Combined Cello Choir Rehearsal, Concert Hall
  • 5:00 pm ~ Dinner (El Caporale, optional)
  • 7:00 pm ~ Cello Choir Call, Choir Room #153
  • 7:00 pm ~ Debut Choir Warm-Up Rehearsal, Band Rehearsal Room
  • 7:30 pm ~ Cello Celebration Finale Concert, Concert Hall


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