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 2017 - 2018 Calendar

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Rehearsal Date 

Monday, March 26, 2018  

Meymandi Concert Hall

3:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Mandatory for all participating schools. 

Performance Dates

Tues, March 27, 2018

 Wed, March 28, 2018 

Meymandi Concert Hall

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Students should arrive on their performance night no later than 5:45 p.m.  for massed songs rehearsal.

Please see rehearsal and performance night schedules on the right.

Questions - contact Tricia Arnett, Chair 2018 RFAS Choral Celebration 

919-781-6020 or by email arnett.patricia@gmail.com

Choral Celebration

2018 Performance dates

Tuesday, March 27 & Wednesday, March 28

Mandatory Rehearsal date

 Monday, March 26


Choral celebration

In 1999 The Raleigh Fine Arts Society began a new tradition: an annual Choral Celebration, a project offering choral groups in grades 4 through 5 in Wake County Schools a chance to share their music, as well as enjoy the successes of other elementary school choruses. 

The first performances were held at Martin Middle School and moved in 2001 to Meymandi Concert Hall. Since then the Choral Celebration has received much greater visibility within the Raleigh community and achieved record attendance of over 3,000 people. There are 16 elementary choral groups performing, with each performing two songs. For some students, singing in the state-of the-art concert hall, home of the NC Symphony, is an opportunity and experience of a life time. 

In addition to offering each director clinician visits from mastered choral professionals, a qualified adjudicator provieds commentary to the choral direcotrs during each of the two evening performances. This offers participating choral directors the opportunity to identify performance strengths and areas for improvements. Jeremy Tucker, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Raleigh Boychoir, will serve as the Adjudicator for the 2018 Choral Celebration.

Performances are free and open to the families of student performers.

 Rehearsal Schedule

Meymandi Concert Hall - Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, March 26 

Schools should arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled times.

4:00 Wake Forest

4:15 Our Lady of Lourdes

4:30 A. B. Combs

4:45 Joyner

5:00 North Forest Pines

5:15 York

5:30 Oak Grove

5:45 Yates Mill

6:00 Turner Creek

6:15 Fuquay-Varina

6:30 Holly Grove

6:45 Baucom

7:00 Douglas *       * Provides own accompanist

7:15 Willow Springs *

7:30 Fox Road *

7:45 Heritage *

2018 Evening Performance Schedule

Meymandi Concert Hall - Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

A. B. Combs





Holly Grove

Oak Grove

Wake Forest

Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Fox Road


North Forest Pines

Our Lady of Lourdes

Turner Creek

Willow Springs

Yates Mill


Click here for a list of past participants.

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