2018 - 2019 Calendar
Mandatory for all participating schools
Monday, March 25, 2019
Meymandi Concert Hall
3:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Individual rehearsal times will be communicated to each school.
Check school schedule to the right
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Wednesday, 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.
Contact Earleen Barnes,
Chair 2019 RFAS Choral Celebration
2019 Performance dates:
Tuesday, March 26 & Wednesday, March 27
Mandatory Rehearsal date:
Monday, March 25
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.
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. 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.
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.
2019 Performing Schools and Performance Dates
Tuesday, March 26th
A. B. Combs Leadership Elementary
Conn Magnet Elementary
North Raleigh Christian Academy
Our Lady of Lourdes
Turner Creek Elementary
Yates Mill Elementary
Wednesday, March 27th
Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary
Fuquay Varina Elementary
North Forest Pines Elementary
Oak Grove Elementary
Wake Forest Elementary
Willow Springs Elementary