In December, young singers from all over the region will be performing on stage at Powell Hall in the Holiday Festival Chorus! If you are a high-school-aged 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 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.

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 three 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. 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

All singers must complete an individual application. Click here to signup. Application deadline October 16, 2018. 


  • Music distributed by October, 2018
  • Saturday, December 1, 10am-12pm. Sectional rehearsal
  • Saturday, December 8, 10am-12pm. Sectional rehearsal Powell Hall
  • Monday, December 17, 4:30-7pm. Mass Chorus rehearsal Powell Hall
  • Tuesday, December 18, 3:30pm-6:00pm. Orchestra rehearsal Powell Hall
  • Friday, December 21, 2:00pm Matinee performance (chorus call 1:30pm)
  • Friday, December 21, 7:30pm Evening performance (chorus call 7:00pm)
  • Saturday, December 22, 2:00pm Matinee performance (chorus call 1:30pm)
  • Saturday, December 22, 7:30pm Evening performance (chorus call 7:00pm)
  • Sunday, December 23, 2:00pm Matinee performance (chorus call 1:30pm)