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

 2019 - 2020 Calendar

Video links: RFAS Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration-Why Participate_.mp4

Beautifully Organized.mp4

Choral Celebration Benefits to Children.mp4

World-Class Music Making.mp4

Performance Rehearsal Date 

Note: Due to space limitations the performances are free and open to the families of student performers only. 

Monday, March 16, 2020 

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 17 & Wed, March 18, 2020

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.

Questions - contact Jean Jamison, Chair at

2020 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 Wake County and achieved record attendance of over 3,000 people. In 2020 sixteen elementary choral groups will participate with each school performing two songs. Students from Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Fuquay, North Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Morrisville will participate reflecting the tremendous growth of the Choral Celebration within Wake County. The opportunity to perform in the state-of the-art Meymandi Concert Hall,  home of the NC Symphony is a once in a life time experience for some students.

Currently, clinicians are visiting schools and working with students and teachers to help them prepare.  

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

2020 Participating Elementary Schools


Wake Forest

Abbotts Creek





North Forest Pines




Oak Grove

Brier Creek

Turner Creek

Our Lady of Lourdes

North Raleigh Christian

Click here for a list of past participants.

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