Where: Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB
When: Friday October 15 to Sunday October 17
Music: Rutter Requiem (selections)
Bob Chilcott Aesop’s Fables (selections)
Robin Bayley Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Andrew Balfour Ambe

Clinician: Dr. Kiera Galway, Mount Allison University
Accompanist: Thomas Gonder, Christ Church Cathdral

Every year for almost 40 years, singers from New Brunswick, around the Maritimes and beyond, have gathered for the New Brunswick Choral Federation’s Choral Fest to rehearse and perform a significant work of choral music under one of Canada’s leading conductors.

Choral Fest 2020, like choral events everywhere, was cancelled due to necessary public health restrictions. Now, thanks to vaccinations and increasing knowledge of how to prevent transmission, the performing arts are coming back to life.

The coronavirus pandemic continues to limit us, but Choral Fest 2021 will celebrate the music that we can make together.

Singers are asked to pre-register by email or online form, available on our web site. Spaces are limited. A certain number of spaces are reserved for tenor and bass voices.

We are not asking for payment at this time. We will invite registrants to confirm their attendance with payment beginning September, deadline Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Choral Fest 2021 will follow all public health guidelines, and will incorporate additional expert recommendations specific to choral events. Registrants’ health and safety will be our priority.

The New Brunswick Choral Federation expects registrants to be vaccinated according to the recommendations of New Brunswick’s public health officials.

For details and to pre-register, visit our website nbcfsite.wordpress.com/choral-fest

Or email the New Brunswick Choral Federation at nbchoralfed@gmail.com

Dates and details subject to change as we continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We are planning for restrictions of a Yellow phase of recovery. Choral Fest 2021 would not proceed under a more restrictive phase of recovery.

Choral Fest 2021 is supported by the Fredericton Community Foundation, by the City of Fredericton,and by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Province of New Brunswick.