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 12
Opening Reception (for conductors, accompanists, and chaperones)

Monday, July 13
Festival begins
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Welcome Picnic for all participants
Opening Ceremonies, 7pm

Tuesday, July 14
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Vocal Solo Competitions
Historical & Folk Competition
Spotlight Concert, 7pm

Wednesday, July 15
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Vocal Solo Competitions
Historical & Folk Competition
Spotlight Concert, 7pm

Thursday, July 16
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
San Francisco Bay Cruise
Outside the Box Spotlight Concert, 7pm

Friday, July 17
Festival Chorus combined rehearsals
Contemporary Competition
Gospel/Spiritual Competition

Conductor & Accompanist Banquet, 6pm

Saturday, July 18
Closing Ceremony concert dress rehearsal
Competition Winners dress rehearsal
Closing Ceremony, 7pm
Farewell Reception and Party