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