To encourage the pursuit of art, music and the written word

2019 CHORAL CELEBRATION

2019 Participating Schools


A. B. Combs Leadership Elementary

Conn Magnet Elementary

Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary

Fuquay Varina Elementary

Heritage  Elementary

Lacy Elementary

North Forest Pines Elementary

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Oak Grove Elementary

Our Lady of Lourdes

Turner Creek Elementary

Yates Mill Elementary

J. W York Elementary

Wake Forest Elementary

Willow Springs Elementary




Choral Celebration Purpose

To provide the opportunity for elementary school children to perform in a professional setting and to sing the highest quality choral music written for their voices without staging or movement. To provide the opportunity for Choral Directors to grow professionally and artistically through observation and participation inchoral workshops with choral clinicians























Fuquay Varina Elementary School
Fuquay Varina Elementary School
Fuquay Varina Elementary School
Fuquay Varina Elementary
Douglas Elementary, Susan Zelasky, Director
Douglas Elementary, Susan Zelasky, Director
Douglas Elementary, Susan Zelasky, Director
Baucom Elementary, Michelle Seaboch, Director
Fuquay Varina Elementary Ensemble
Fuquay Varina Elementary
Joshua Murray, Jeremy Tucker,
Fuquay Varina Elementary, Laura Martin, Director
Esther Zhu 1
Douglas Elementary
Esther Zhu, Joshua Murray
Ann Goldfinch, Ann LeGarde, Kenya Snider
Douglas Elementary
Douglas Elementary
Baucom Elementary
Baucom Elementary
Martha Zaytoun
Fuquay Varina Elementary School
Fuquay Varina Elementary
Fuquay Varina Elementary
Fuquay Varina Elementary
Fuquay Varina Elementary
Douglas Elementary
Douglas Elementary
Douglas Elementary
Douglas Elementary
Kenya Snider, Ann LeGarde
Our Lady of Lourdes, Heather Bynum, Director
Our Lady of Lourdes, Heather Bynum, Director
Heritage Elementary, Barina Bailey, Director
Heritage Elementary, Barina Bailey, Director
Heritage Elementary, Barina Bailey, Director
Heritage Elementary, Barina Bailey, Director
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary
Kenya Snider
Jeremy Tucker
Jeremy Tucker
Joshua Murray
Esther Zhu, Jeremy Tucker
Ann Permar, Kathy Aspenwall
Ann Permar, Kathy Aspenwall
Jeremy Tucker
Lisa Pennington Bass, N. Raleigh Christian Dir.
Esther Zhu
Lisa Pennington Bass, N. Raleigh Christian Dir.
Esther Zhu
Jacqueline Wojtowicz, Combs Elementary Director
Ann Dunn, Dorothea Bitler
Ann Goldfinch, Consultant
Esther Zhu
North Raleigh Christian Academy
Esther Zhu and Seunne Khoo
Heritage Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Earleen Barnes, Chair Choral Celebration
Esther Zhu and Seunne Khoo
Esther Zhu and Seunne Khoo
Esther Zhu, Josh Murray, First Lady Kristin Cooper
Esther Zhu and Seunne Khoo
Martha Zaytoun, Ann Dunn

Choral Celebration Performance

Raleigh Fine Arts Society Annual Choral Celebration took place on March 26th and 27th at the Meymandi Concert Hall Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 

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.

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CHORAL CELEBRATION HISTORY

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. Meymandi Hall is filled with two evenings of elementary school choral groups performancesThis 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.


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