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Capella 75th Reunion

Capella from 1935 to 2010

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Capella as we reunite in song!

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Covenant Fine Arts Center

An exciting day of activities awaits as you reconnect with your classmates and reminisce about your time together in one of Calvin’s finest ensembles.


9 a.m. Registration (packet pick-up) and continental breakfast
West Lobby, 1st floor

10 a.m. Tour of the Covenant Fine Arts Center
meet in the West Lobby

11 a.m. Rehearsal
Auditorium/Recital Hall/Swets Hall

12:30 p.m. Reunion lunch
Commons Dining Hall

2 p.m. Rehearsal
Auditorium/Recital Hall/Swets Hall

3:30 p.m. Break

4 p.m. Joint rehearsal for all choirs

5 p.m. Dress rehearsal

6:15 p.m. Dinner
Multi-purpose room

7:30 p.m. Doors open to the public

8 p.m. Concert featuring 75 years of The Capella

9:45 p.m. Post-concert reception
West Lobby

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there anything that I should bring?
    Each singer will need to bring their own black folder.
  • What is concert dress for the evening performance?
    Black coat and pants, white shirt, and black long ties for men; black dress for women. Singers will have to bring them on hangers. These will be stored in their dressing rooms (Green Room, Recital Hall, Rehearsal Room).
  • How should I dress for the activities during the day?
    Please dress in casual attire and comfortable shoes.
  • Are rehearsals open to the public and my family members who are not Capella members?
    We are sorry but rehearsal time is limited and much has to be accomplished prior to the 8 p.m. performance. For such reason, rehearsals will not be open to the public or family members.
  • Who will be conducting our performance?
    The Capella conductor that you sang under while at Calvin will conduct your performance. Dr. Howard Slenk will conduct those who sang under Dr. Swets.
  • Will there be any activities for my family members to take part in while I’m in rehearsals?
    Family members can take a walking tour of the Calvin College campus and visit the Bunker Interpretive Center at Calvin. We will not be able to provide nursery for small children.
  • Will I receive a copy of the music I will be singing prior to November 20th?
    Once you have registered for the event, you will receive an email confirmation with PDFs of the music that your section will be singing. These PDFs have been marked by each conductor and are for study only. Feel free to bring your study copies with you on November 20 at which time you will receive a hard copy of the music for use during the 75th Capella Reunion.



Thank you for such a great response to this event. Registration is now closed.

If you have already registered, here is information you may need:

Your $40 reservation fee includes all the activities of the day as well as one ticket for the evening concert. Please purchase additional tickets to the concert through the box office.

Packet pick-up

You may pick up your registration packet when you arrive on campus on Saturday morning in the West Lobby of the newly remodeled Covenant Fine Arts Center.


A limited number of rooms are available at the Prince Conference Center (866-526-7200) on Calvin’s campus. Please make your reservation under “Capella 75th Anniversary.”

Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951

Map of campus


If you have questions, contact (616-526-6507). To purchase additional tickets to the concert,