2017 - 2018 Calendar
Application form available for review here on Thursday, August 24 at noon.
Applications submission opens on Thursday, September 7 at 9:00 P. M.
Performance Rehearsal Date
Monday, March 26, 2018
Meymandi Concert Hall
3:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Mandatory for all participating schools. Rehearsal times for each school to be determined.
Tues, March 27 & Wed, March 28 2018
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 10, 5:30-7:30, home of Tricia Arnett, 2719 Wilson Lane, Raleigh.
Observation: Raleigh Boychoir, Tuesday, January 16th, time TBD.
Questions - contact Earlene Barnes, Chair by email
2018 Application Click here on September 7th
2018 Application - Word Document for review
We are pleased to introduce our 20th Raleigh Fine Arts Society Choral Celebration. Applications for Elementary School Choirs will be accepted on Thursday, September 7th, no earlier than 9:00 PM. Any application submitted earlier is deemed invalid and you must reapply after 9:00 PM.
Directions For Submission:
Step 1. Double click on the line above "2018 APPLICATION". This will bring up a page that starts the application process. Click on the word REGISTER.
Step 2. Input your email and click NEXT.
Step 3. The next page asks you to enter application information. Please fill in all of the blanks and review each of the Acknowledgment boxes at the end.
Step 4. Click NEXT. This brings up the Review and Confirm page.
Step 5. Please wait until 9:00 PM to click the CONFIRM button. You can set up all of the this, leave your browser open and come back to the page prior to confirming. You cannot save your information and return to the website later.
Please review the directions and the associated PDF documents to understand the requirements for participation.
We have professional development components again this year that offer enhanced benefits for participation. We look forward to your application and participation in the 2018 Choral Celebration.
Please read the Choral Director Letter , which includes descriptions of professional development components, the RFAS Choral Celebration Application Registration Form and the Participating Schools Registration Form. Please contact Tricia Arnett, Choral Chair if you have any questions.
Complete and submit online your Application Submission Form no earlier than 9:00 PM on Thursday, September 7th. Participation is based on a "first respond" basis. Registration will close on Tuesday, September 12th at 9:00 PM. Directors will be notified of acceptance by Thursday, September 14th.
Participating elementary schools must complete the RFAS Choral Celebration Registration Form and submit online by Friday, September 22nd. The online registration form will be available on Monday, September 18th. RFAS appreciates the ability to gather this valuable, confidential information from you online to use it effectively in communicating with you regarding planning for clinician workshops, and rehearsal and performance information.
2018 Performance dates: Tuesday, March 27 & Wed, March 28
Mandatory Rehearsal date: Monday, March 26
Applications for our 20th Raleigh Fine Arts Society Choral Celebration will be available August 24th for your review. We hope you will consider applying for the 2018 program.
Choral Director Letter
Choral Celebration Application Submission Form
Participating Schools Registration Form
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.
2017 Performing Schools
Wednesday, March 29th
Holly Grove Elementary
Oak Grove Elementary
Penny Road Elementary
Turner Creek Elementary
Willow Springs Elementary
Yates Mill Elementary
Thursday, March 30th
A. B. Combs Leadership Elementary
Fox Road Elementary
Heritage Year Round Elementary
North Forest Pines Elementary
North Raleigh Christian Academy
Click here for a list of past participants.