Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Brothers Sing On!

Greetings from the St. Cloud State University Choral Program

We're pleased to invite you to participate in the fourth  annual “Brothers Sing On – A Community Sing For Men” men’s choir festival on Saturday, April 25, 2015. 

Men of all ages (15 to 70 and beyond) will spend the day singing, eating, playing and performing together in SCSU's beautiful Ritsche Auditorium. This year’s participants have the opportunity to work in a massed choir conducted by Mr. Al Hawkins, Dr. Matthew Ferrell, Mr. Mark Johnson, and Mr. Steve Hoemberg.

Online Registration
Registration deadline: April 10, 2015


The St. Cloud State University Men’s Choir - Al Hawkins, conductor
The Minnesota Boychoir - Mark Johnson, conductor
The Staples Area Men’s Chorus - Steven Hoemberg, Jr., conductor

The massed choir will rehearse during the day and sing four selections during the Grand Finale Concert.  The cost is $30.00 per singer and that includes an SCSU “Brothers Sing On” t-shirt and lunch in Garvey Commons.  Cost for SCSU students is $10.00 and includes an SCSU “Brothers Sing On” t-shirt. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own music and we will be singing the following:

  • Shout For Joy (Mr. Mark Johnson, conductor)
    Dan Davison
    Walton Music: WW1389

  • O Mistress Mine (Mr. Steve Hoemberg, conductor)
    Neil Ginsberg
    Santa Barbara Music Publishing: SBMP 446

  • Soldier’s Elegy (Dr. Matthew Ferrell, conductor)
    Michael C. Kregler
    Walton Music: WJMS1047

  • Brothers, Sing On (Allan Hawkins, conductor)
    Arranged by Howard D. McKinney
    J. Fischer & Brothers: 6927-5

In addition, interested singers will also have the opportunity to receive a private lesson with the St. Cloud State voice faculty. At the end of the day, some of the students may be selected to perform a prepared solo in the Grand Finale Concert.


10:00 am: Registration in the PAC lobby
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Optional lessons with voice faculty
10:30 am - 10:45 am: Warm ups
10:45 am - 12:30 pm: Festival Choir Rehearsal in the PAC recital hall
12:30 pm -1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm:  “Sing & Share” clinic session in Ritsche auditorium
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Festival Choir Rehearsal
4:30 pm: Grand Finale Concert


  • SCSU Faculty/Staff and Students - Free with SCSU ID
  • Non SCSU Students $3.00
  • Adults $5.00

Online Registration
Registration deadline: April 10, 2015

I sincerely hope you can be a part of this “fun-filled” event! We want to encourage men of all ages to sing! Please download the registration information and send in yours ASAP. Space is limited and we will accept registration until we are full.

Let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

Al Hawkins
Director of Men’s Choir
St. Cloud State University
(763) 546-8085

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