2017 - 2018 Calendar
Applications available for review here on Thursday, August 24 at noon.
Applications submission opens on Thursday, September 7 at 9:00 P. M.
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.
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 to be determined
Choral Directors will be expected to attend two mandatory meetings prior to the performances:
Tuesday, October 10, 5:30-7:30, home of Tricia Arnett, 2719 Wilson Lane, Raleigh.
Observation at Raleigh Boychoir: January 16, 2018. Time TBA.
Questions - contact Tricia Arnett, Chair
2018 Performance dates: Tuesday, March 27 & Wed, March 28
Mandatory Rehearsal date: Monday, March 26
Applications for our 20th Raleigh Fine Arts Society Choral Celebration will be available August 24th. We hope you will consider applying for the 2018 program.
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.
2017 Performing Schools
Wednesday, March 29th
Holly Grove Elementary
Oak Grove Elementary
Penny Road Elementary
Turner Creek Elementary
Willow Springs Elementary
Yates Mill Elementary
Thursday, March 30th
A. B. Combs Leadership Elementary
Fox Road Elementary
Heritage Year Round Elementary
North Forest Pines Elementary
North Raleigh Christian Academy
Click here for a list of past participants.