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Ghost Ranch Chorale: The Wonder of Creation

There is no place where the earth meets the sky like it does at Ghost Ranch especially when the  Ghost Ranch chorale lifts their voices high. And what better place to spend time learning and singing inspired music that explores the mystery and beauty of our world and universe. From rehearsal in the Agape Worship Center, overlooking the Cerro Pedernal, to a special nighttime stargazing singing experience, you will be immersed in a choral experience like no other, culminating in a festival ending concert with chamber music accompaniment. Conductor Adam Waite, pianist Barbara Hulac and violinist Leena Waite return to lead this week-long choral intensive featuring the music of Jonathan Dove, Dale Trumbore, Randall Thompson, John Rutter, Nancy Galbraith and Malcolm Dalglish. $40 Materials Fee.

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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$40 Materials fee

During this Covid-19 Pandemic Period, full refunds will be given as requested for workshops scheduled through May. This period may be extended or refunds considered per request. Please consider leaving your funds on deposit for another Ghost Ranch workshop or future stay. Or, consider donating a portion to help us through this unique business period.

Traditional Policy: Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January Term – see below.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

 Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..

What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
  • All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
  • In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
  • During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
  • Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
    • Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
    • Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
    • Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.


  • Adam Waite
    Adam Waite

    Adam Waite, conductor, composer and pianist, is the Minister of Music at Denver Colorado’s historic Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. In addition to overseeing the church’s broad musical and artistic programming, Adam also conducts Montview’s Westminster Choir: an 80-voice mixed chorus that is the cornerstone of weekly worship.

    As a composer, he has worked with over forty different Broadway casts as Music Supervisor and Director for Broadway Cares: Carols for a Cure; written string arrangements for the folk trio I’m With Her; and co-composed the score to the PBS documentary, No Job for A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII.

    Prior to Montview, Adam lived and worked in the New York City area, where he was Co-Artistic Director and Resident Conductor for Lyrica Chamber Music and the Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, NJ.

  • Barbara Hulac
    Barbara Hulac

    Barbara Hulac is the Associate Minister of Music and Organist at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado. During her 40+ years of music ministry at Montview, Barbara has collaborated with countless musicians and ensembles, including the Denver Brass, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Children’s Chorale and the Atlantic Brass Quintet. In her role as rehearsal accompanist and administrator for Montview’s Westminster Choir, she has accompanied and helped prepare nearly every major work from the choral standard repertoire, including: Brahms: A German Requiem, Hindemith: When Lilacs Last In the Dooryard Bloom’d, and Vaughan-Williams: Hodie.
    A native of Pennsylvania, Barbara received her first church organist positions during her teenage years. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Church Music with a Major in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Donald McDonald, Robert Carwithen and George Lynn. Ms. Hulac has previously been organist at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and assistant organist at St. John’s Cathedral, both in Denver.


Jul 12 2020 - Jul 18 2020


Arrival & Departure Dates - Check-in & Check-out times
3:00 pm - 9:00 am


$775.00 - $1,540.00
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