CA/HI Elementary Choral Festivals

The Elementary Choral Festival is both an educational and performance event. Choirs must be a functioning group within a school, comprised of students in grades four through six (4–6). The choral festival is comprised of an early evening rehearsal followed by a public concert during which each choir performs two selections and is adjudicated by a guest conductor. The program concludes with a performance of the combined choir selections. Parents and guests are welcome.

School choirs prepare two (2) selections of required repertoire (see below) for a combined performance with other choirs at the conclusion of the festival. Each choir also prepares two (2) sacred or patriotic songs for adjudication by the guest conductor. Because the focus of the festival is on vocal production, use of body motions shall be limited to those written into the score by the composer (e.g. hand claps, finger snaps). All selections must be published works appropriate for the elementary voice, memorized, and accompanied by piano only (no taped music). Use of photocopied music is not permitted.

This festival is not a competition. Choirs are adjudicated by the guest conductor and written evaluative comments along with certificate of participation are provided to the choir director at the conclusion of the festival.

Fees

School Fee: $65 by October 31 ($85 thereafter)

Student Participation Fee: $3 per student if submitted by the Chairperson's deadline ($8 thereafter)

Elementary Choral Festival Events

18S31 | March 23, 2018 | Downey | Calvary Chapel Christian School

18S41 | March 9, 2018 | Murrieta | Calvary Murrieta Christian School

18S42 | April 26, 2018 | Alta Loma | Alta Loma Christian School

18S43 | March 15, 2018 | Riverside | Carnegie Schools - Riverside

18S51 | March 1, 2018 | North Hills | Valley Presbyterian School

To register for the ACSI Elementary Choral Festival, please complete the CA/HI Student Activities Registration process. All questions may be directed to the CA/HI Student Activities office by calling 714.256.1287 or e-mailing the Student Activities Coordinator

Elementary Choral Festival Resources

All Student Activities resources are password protected. The password is given to the school coordinator once registration has been confirmed by the Student Activities Coordinator. 

Choral Festivals Handbook

Elementary Choral Festival Participation Fee Form

Elementary Choral Festival Repertoire Order Form