2019 Participating Schools
A. B. Combs Leadership Elementary
Conn Magnet Elementary
Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
Fuquay Varina 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
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.
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 performances. 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.
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.