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Updated on: June 13, 2018

 2018 - 2019 Calendar

Application form available for review here on Tuesday, August 28 at noon.

Applications submission opens on Tuesday, September 11 at 9:00 P. M.

Performance Rehearsal Date 

Monday, March 25, 2019 

Meymandi Concert Hall

3:30 pm to 7:45 pm

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

Performance Dates

Tues, March 26 & Wed, 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.

Performance night to be determined

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

 Directors' Meeting: Tuesday, October 2, 5:30-7:30

Choral Conducting Workshop, Tuesday, January 22nd, 4:45-6:30.

Questions - contact Earleen Barnes, Chair at or 919-632-8467

Choral Celebration

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 a qualified adjudicator. 

The first performances were held at Martin Middle School and moved in 2001 to Meymandi Concert Hall. Since its inception, 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 Meymandi Concert Hall, home of the NC Symphony. Performances are free and open to the families of student performers. 

Participants in 2017 - 2018 Performances

Tuesday, March 27

A. B. Combs





Holly Grove

Oak Grove

Wake Forest

Wednesday, March 28

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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