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 

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.

Performance night to be determined

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

 Directors' Meeting: Tuesday, October 1st, 5:30-7:30

Choral Conducting Workshop, January 14th, 4:45-6:30.

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 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. 

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

Click here for a list of past participants.

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