Festival Events

Festival participants enjoy a variety of activities that enable them to interact with other participants as well as enjoy the astounding beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area. Among the scheduled activities are Festival Chorus rehearsals, competitions, concerts, a cruise of San Francisco Bay, other outings, a singers' party, and a conductors' banquet. Formal tours and sightseeing may be arranged via ACFEA, the Festival's preferred travel/accommodations/tour provider. Please call +1-415-453-6619 (international) or (800) 886-2055 (U.S. toll-free) or email ggf@acfea.com for information and assistance.

Sunday, July 8
Opening Reception (for conductors, accompanists, and chaperones)

Monday, July 9
Festival begins
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Welcome Picnic for all participants
Opening Concert, 7pm

Tuesday, July 10
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Vocal Solo Competitions
Historical & Folk Competition
Spotlight Concerts, 7pm

Wednesday, July 11
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Vocal Solo Competitions
Historical & Folk Competition
Spotlight Concerts, 7pm

Thursday, July 12
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Contemporary Competition
Gospel/Spiritual Competition

Friday, July 13
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
San Francisco Bay Cruise
Conductor & Accompanist Banquet, 6pm

Saturday, July 14
Grand Finale Concert dress rehearsal
Competition Winners dress rehearsal
Closing Ceremony, 6:30pm
Farewell Reception and Party