2016 - 2017 Calendar
Rosters for all Participating Schools due on Jan. 10th. Send roster in Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandatory Director's Training and Observation for all participating schools will be held on January 23, 2017 at The Raleigh Boychoir facility at 1329 Ridge Road.
Mandatory for all participating schools
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Meymandi Concert Hall
3:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Rehearsal times for each school have been sent to the Choral Director.
Students should arrive on their performance night no later than 5:45 pm for massed songs rehearsal.
Performance night for each school listed to the right.
Questions - contact Diane Smith, Chair
2017 Registration Form Click here
Applications for our 19th Raleigh Fine Arts Society Choral Celebration are closed. We hope you will consider applying for the 2018 program.
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 qualified adjudicators.
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. 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.