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Accra Organ and Choral Music Institute Schedule

Schedule (subject to change): 

All events at Christ the King Catholic Church and Parish Hall unless otherwise noted


Sunday, August 11

5 p.m. Opening organ and vocal concert featuring Anne Laver, Jose “Peppie” Calvar, Jessica Montgomery, Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie, and the Northern Accra Methodist Diocesan Choir

8:30 p.m. Reception for registered participants and faculty


Monday, August 12

9 a.m.-Noon Group lessons with faculty

Noon-2 p.m. Lunch with faculty

2-5 p.m. Practice time/free time

5-6 p.m. Workshop with Jose “Peppie” Calvar and Malcolm Merriweather: Choral warm-ups and rehearsal techniques

6:15-8:15 p.m. Conductors lead choir rehearsal with guest choir


Tuesday, August 13

9 a.m.-Noon Group lessons with faculty

Noon-2 p.m. Lunch with faculty

2-5 p.m. Practice time/free time

5-6 p.m. Workshop with Anne Laver: Performing the works of J. S. Bach

6:15-8:15 p.m. Conductors lead choir rehearsal with guest choir


Wednesday, August 14

9 a.m.-Noon Group lessons with faculty

Noon-2 p.m. Lunch with faculty

2-5 p.m. Practice time/free time

5-6 p.m. Workshop with Nathaniel Gumbs

6:15-8:15 p.m. Conductors lead choir rehearsal with guest choir


Thursday, August 15

9 a.m.-Noon Group lessons with faculty

Noon-2 p.m. Lunch with faculty

2-5 p.m. Practice time/free time


Friday, August 16

9 a.m.-Noon Group lessons with faculty

Noon-2 p.m. Lunch with faculty

2-5 p.m. Practice time/free time

5-8:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal with all participants and choirs


Saturday, August 17

10 a.m.-Noon Church music workshop (additional fee required for non-institute attendees): 

  • Choral rehearsal techniques and conducting tips for church musicians
  • Service Playing
  • Study and performance opportunities in the United States
  • Discussion with institute faculty on current trends in church music

5 p.m. Final concert featuring participants, faculty, Harmonious Chorale, the Symphonials and the Gramophone Chorus; open to the public