In December, young singers from all over the region will be performing on stage with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as members of the Holiday Festival Chorus! If you are a high-school-aged or college singer and wish to apply to be a part of this chorus, we would love to hear from you. If you direct a high-school-aged or collegiate chorus and would like to participate as a group, we would like to hear from you too! Directors, we are looking for balanced quartets, please. No auditions required. 

The commitment is this:

  • Learn all musical selections.
  • Attend and participate in all rehearsals.
  • Attend and participate in performances. You are welcome to participate in all performances but no fewer than four concerts, please. Preference will be given to those singers who can participate in all performances. Due to balance consideration, singers participation is contingent on the director's approval.

For the last eight years, the Holiday Festival Chorus has become a highly anticipated tradition, a source of pride, and a lot of fun for the participants during the Mercy Holiday Celebration concerts. We are continuing to create this experience by building connections with our schools, students, parents, and communities. Join us for this memorable experience! For additional information contact Michelle Byrd, Holiday Festival Coordinator at

Deadline to apply for this opportunity is Wednesday, October 23, 2019. All singers must complete an individual application for the Holiday Festival Chorus by using the link directly below:

Holiday festival Chorus form


  • Music distributed by October 2019
  • Saturday, December 7, 10:00am-12:00pm Chorus Rehearsal Third Baptist 
  • Wednesday, December 11, 4:30pm-7:00pm Chorus Rehearsal Powell Hall 
  • Thursday, December 12, 4:30pm-6:00pm Final Rehearsal Powell Hall 
  • Friday, December 13, 2:00pm Matinee performance (chorus call 1:30pm)
  • Friday, December 13, 7:30pm Evening performance (chorus call 7:00pm)
  • Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm Matinee performance (chorus call 1:30pm)
  • Saturday, December 14, 7:30pm Evening performance (chorus call 7:00pm)
  • Sunday, December 15, 2:00pm Matinee performance (chorus call 1:30pm)
  • Sunday, December 15, 7:30pm Evening performance (chorus call 7:00pm)