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 2017 - 2018 Calendar

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Performance Rehearsal Date 

Monday, March 26, 2018  

Meymandi Concert Hall

3:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Mandatory for all participating schools. Rehearsal times for each school to be determined.

Performance Dates

Tues, March 27 & Wed, March 28 2018 

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.

Performance night shown at the right.

Choral Directors will be expected to attend two mandatory meetings prior to the performances:

Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-7:30

Observation at Raleigh Boychoir: January 16, 2018. 5:15 - 6:45 pm

Questions - contact Tricia Arnett, Chair
919-781-6020 or by email arnett.patricia@gmail.com

Choral CelebrationChoral Celebration

2018 Performance dates: Tuesday, March 27 & Wed, 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. Their choral directors receive comments from qualified adjudicators. 

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

2018 Performing Elementary Schools

Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 PM 

A. B. Combs




Harris Creek

Holly Grove

Oak Grove

Wake Forest

Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 PM

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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