PIPFest 2011 Choirs with Stephen Hatfield Conducting
PIPFest 2011
PIPFest 2014
This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
So wonderful to see old friends & meet new ones.  I enjoyed watching all the choirs & singing Jabula was so fun & rewarding...after 14 years out of choir!
PIP Alumnae

A wonderful time, filled with laughter and music :)
Bel Canto-Beth

It was wonderful!! So many great choirs were there! Fabulous sounds from all of them! Minnetonka Chamber Choir was probably my favorite besides from PIP.

Deeply appreciated the organizational work in addition to the artistic preparation, communication, and experience together.  Thank you all for your work!
Lawrence Academy Girl Choir Program

An exciting day and a privilege to participate in the anniversary celebration!  Stephen Hatfield was unbelievable...what a force of nature!
Nancy Grundahl - Angelica Cantanti Concert Choir

Thank you so much for the outstanding weekend. My singers LOVED it all.  Congratulations on 20 years of Partners in Praise!  It was an honor to be a part of the festival. Ann Williams, Twin Cities Youth Chorale

Wonderful experience. 

The PIPFest was great and Mr. Hatfield was a joy to meet and watch perform.

Great choirs - Great concert - Great venue - Great Guest Conductor!!!!! Thank You!!!
Parent of an Angelica Cantanti singer

Thought that the whole event went very smoothly and all of the choirs sounded great, especially PIP! and Con Brio!  Best I've heard them this year!!  Stephen Hatfield was a blast to watch and talk to.
PIP Parent

Thank you for amazing festival! It's really nice to see so many kids loving to sing!

Fantastic night of music!  Thrilled that our girls were able to be a part of it!

Great experience for all involved.  Great guest conductor/arranger.

The entire event was very well organized.  Thank you for this amazing experience!

Such an amazing festival! Had a great time!!

Thank you for having us be a part of it!  It was a phenomenal experience and we were honored to be there.  The girls loved every second of it, learned so much, and talked about Stephen Hatfield the whole way home.  He is a truly talented, inspirational man.  This is only our second year of Bella Fiore, and personally, I can also say I learned a lot from working with all of you.  Every choir and conductor was unique, but musically excellent.  Congratulations on 20 years, Partners in Praise!
Victoria Lowe, Bella Fiore Director

THANK YOU!  We were honored to be amongst this fine group of choirs.  Our singers really enjoyed listening to the other choirs' performances and had so much fun singing with them.  What a treat it was for all the young artists to get to work with Mr. Hatfield.  He is one of a kind to say the least.  (Imagine if we could bottle his energy and sell it!)  I wish I could have joined you all for the celebration afterwards, but am glad that I was able to meet at least some of you during the course of the day.
Congratulations to Partners in Praise on their 20th Anniversary and to all the choirs for a job well done!
Jennifer Haugen, Executive Director, Twin Cities Youth Chorale                       

Congratulations to all the participating PIPFest Choirs.  What a delightful thing to hear such an array of treble choirs - all different - all wonderful!  And THANKS to Diane, Julia and Patty for an unforgettable day with Stephen (words can’t describe the experience with him!), with lovely singers and with exciting music!  My choir loved it all!!!  Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary and for including all of us in your joyful celebration.  What an honor!  Nancy Grundahl

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for including us in the weekend’s festivities!  My girls had a WONDERFUL time – with Stephen, with the other singers, and singers, and with the music. On behalf of Bel Canto and the Lawrence Academy of Music, thank you so much for your work on our behalf.  Here’s to an ongoing choral friendship!
Karen Bruno, Lawrence Academy of Music

I must echo everyone’s sentiments – as the “out-of-state” group, it was lovely to be included in this strong community of choral musicians.  It was wonderful to meet and/or see each of you work.  I look forward to seeing you at conventions!
Lawrence Academy of Music

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