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 2018 - 2019 Calendar

Rehearsal Date/Location

Mandatory for all participating schools

Monday, March 25, 2019  

Meymandi Concert Hall

3:45 pm to 7:45 pm

 Individual rehearsal times will be communicated to each school.

Performance Dates/Location

Check school schedule to the right

Tuesday,  March 26, 2019 

Wednesday,  March 27, 2019

Meymandi Concert Hall

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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


Contact Earleen Barnes, 

Chair 2019 RFAS Choral Celebration

Phone: 919-632-8467


Choral Celebration

2019 Performance dates

Tuesday, March 26 & Wednesday, March 27

Mandatory Rehearsal date

Monday, March 25

Applications for our 22nd Raleigh Fine Arts Society Choral Celebration will be available in the Fall of 2019.  We hope you will consider applying for the 2020 program.



In 1999 The Raleigh Fine Arts Society began a new tradition: an annual Choral Celebration, a project offering choral groups in grades 4 and 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. This opportunity for some students is a once in a life time experience: singing in the state-of the-art concert hall, home of the NC Symphony. 

In addition to offering each director clinician visits from mastered choral professionals, a qualified adjudicator provides commentary to the choral directors 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 2019 Choral Celebration.

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

2019 Performing Schools and Performance Dates

Tuesday, March 26th

A. B. Combs Leadership Elementary

Conn Magnet Elementary

Heritage  Elementary

Lacy Elementary

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Our Lady of Lourdes

Turner Creek Elementary

Yates Mill Elementary

Wednesday, March 27th

Baucom Elementary

Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary

Fuquay Varina Elementary

North Forest Pines Elementary

Oak Grove Elementary

Wake Forest Elementary

Willow Springs Elementary

 York Elementary

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