Festival Mission/Vision

The mission of the Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival (“Festival”) is to promote international harmony through song and competition. To this purpose, the festival:

  • Provides a competitive opportunity for friendly competition emphasizing feedback to choirs and soloists to promote musical growth
  • Engages children and youth from around the world in a multi-cultural musical experience
  • Creates opportunities for performance that encourages cultural understanding and appreciation
  • Retains world-renowned conductors and adjudicators to lead the Massed Festival Choirs, and to provide critical evaluations of competing choirs.
  • Engages the East Bay community in cultural exchange through the experience of providing homestays for visiting choir members