FESTIVALS

Music Celebrations International produces outstanding instrumental and choral festivals in the world's greatest performance venues.

Music Celebrations has produced major concert productions in Rome, Paris, Berlin, Canterbury, Oberammergau, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Lucerne, Beijing, Tianjin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., and in Jamestown, Virginia for America's 400th Anniversary.
For its various festivals, Music Celebrations has developed close associations with world-class musicians such as Col. Arnald D. Gabriel, Dennis Layendecker, Alice Parker, Eph Ehly, Craig Jessop, Bob Chilcott, Z. Randall Stroope, Stephen Cleobury, Ronald Corp, Alan Heatherington, Weston Noble, Jo-Michael Scheibe, André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, Lynne Gackle, Rollo Dilworth, Emily Ellsworth, Scott Buchanan, Gary Schwartzhoff, Francisco Nùñez, Hilary Apfelstadt, William Skoog, Stan Engebretson, and many more.

Windy City Choral Festival

Chicago, Illinois | March 11-13, 2021
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the Windy City Choral Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Mixed (SATB) choirs will join together to sing in one of the world's great concert halls — Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Boston Instrumental Festival

Boston, Massachusetts | March 28, 2021
Boston Symphony Hall

Music Celebrations International is pleased to produce the Boston Instrumental Festival taking place March 28, 2021 in the iconic Boston Symphony Hall. Few cities in the United States rival the historical and musical significance of Boston.
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Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

Chicago, Illinois | April 9-10, 2021
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

The tenth-annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival will feature four outstanding wind ensembles conducting featured, stand-alone performances of Percy Grainger and other select literature in a matinee performance in Chicago's Historic Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center. Each ensemble will also take part in a clinic with a noted band conductor.

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National Memorial Day Choral Festival

Washington, D.C. | Memorial Day Weekend
Historically held in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Pride. Sacrifice. Service. These words embody the values of America's veterans. Co-sponsored by Music Celebrations International, the American Veterans Center, and the United States Air Force, the National Memorial Day Choral Festival is designed to attract greater attention to the true meaning of the Memorial Day holiday.
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Beethoven 251 Choral Festival

Vienna, Austria | June 7-11, 2021
St. Stephen's Cathedral

Music Celebrations International would like to invite your choir to perform in the Beethoven 251 Choral Festival in Vienna as part of Beethoven’s 251st Birthday Celebration. The festival will take place June 7-11, 2021 under the artistic direction of Marc Foster, Music Department Chair and Director of Choral Activities at High Point University.
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80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Choral Festival

Hawai'i | June 17-21, 2021
Blaisdell Center Concert Hall

Perform alongside singers from across the United States of America in a mass choir concert under the direction of Craig Jessop for the 80th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor. Choirs will participate in four rehearsals leading up to the finale performance on June 20, 2021, in the Blaisdell Center Concert Hall. In addition to rehearsals, groups will have the opportunity to explore and participate in activities that connect both the contemporary and historical cultures of Hawaii.
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Viennese Masters Orchestra Invitational

New York City | June 18, 2021
Carnegie Hall

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the Viennese Masters Orchestra Invitational, an exclusive opportunity for orchestras to perform the works of these and other great Viennese masters of music composition on the world’s premier concert stage – the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Four auditioned orchestras will be featured in performance at this historic concert venue. All participating ensembles are selected by application process through Music Celebrations.

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Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma

Rome, Italy | June 23-27, 2021
St. Peter's Basilica | Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola

The Rome International Choral Festival is one of Rome's premier annual summer music events. The eleventh-annual festival will feature Mass participation at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and a formal finale concert at Rome's Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola. The festival chorus will include mixed-voice singers and choirs from across North America that will come together to rehearse and perform en masse.
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Dublin Choral Festival

Dublin, Ireland | June 16-20, 2021
St. Patrick's Cathedral

Facing the haunting outline of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Ireland’s Fair City holds true to a 1,000-year Celtic heritage that inspires her music and artistry to this day. The Féile Córúil Dublin, or Dublin Choral Festival, will celebrate this great heritage of Celtic musical inspiration. The festival will feature mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of backgrounds joining together to sing en masse. Three days of rehearsals will lead participants to a grand finale performance in the historic and stunning St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin.

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Beethoven 251 Orchestra Festival

Vienna, Austria | June 19 & July 11, 2021
Musikverein

Music Celebrations International would like to invite your ensemble to perform in the Beethoven 251 Orchestra Festival taking place on June 19 & July 11, 2021 in Vienna as part of Beethoven’s 251st Birthday Celebration taking place throughout Germany and Austria. Select orchestras will be featured in performance in Vienna’s historic Musikverein. All participating orchestras are selected by application process through Music Celebrations

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Salzburg Choral Festival

Salzburg, Austria | June 30 - July 4, 2021
Salzburg Dom

The Salzburg Choral Festival, Jubilate Mozart!, will take place in Salzburg, Austria June 30 - July 4, 2021. The festival will feature a large chorus consisting of mixed voice choirs from across North America. Three days of festival rehearsals, mingling side-by-side with singers from a variety of backgrounds will lead festival participants to a grand finale concert in the historic and stunning Salzburger Dom under the artistic direction of Dr. Eph Ehly.
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Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival

Vienna, Austria | July 2-7, 2021
Musikverein & Wiener Konzerthaus

The Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna is Austria's premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands, and orchestras. Taking place every July in Vienna's two main classical concert venues, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, it offers an international environment where a thousand young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges and build bridges that span continents.

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80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band

Hawaii | December 7, 2021
U.S.S. Navy Battleship Missouri Memorial

Participation in the anniversary is an opportunity to perform with bands from around the United States of America in a mass band concert at the U.S.S. Navy Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 2021.

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Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma

Rome, Italy | June 22-26, 2022
St. Peter's Basilica | Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola

The Rome International Choral Festival is one of Rome's premier annual summer music events. The fourteenth-annual festival will feature Mass participation at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and a formal finale concert at Rome's Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola. The festival chorus will include mixed-voice singers and choirs from across North America that will come together to rehearse and perform en masse.
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Salzburg Choral Festival | Jubilate Mozart!

Salzburg, Austria | June 29- July 3, 2022
Salzburger Dom

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present this classic event in Mozart's City - Salzburg. Three days of festival rehearsals, mingling side-by-side with singers from a variety of backgrounds will lead festival participants to a grand finale concert in the historic and stunning Salzurger Dom.
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Dublin Choral Festival

Dublin, Ireland | June 15-19. 2022
St. Patrick's Cathedral

Facing the haunting outline of the majestic Wicklow Mountains, Ireland’s Fair City holds true to a 1,000-year Celtic heritage that inspires her music and artistry to this day. The Féile Córúil Dublin, or Dublin Choral Festival, will celebrate this great heritage of Celtic musical inspiration. The festival will feature mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of backgrounds joining together to sing en masse. Three days of rehearsals will lead participants to a grand finale performance in the historic and stunning St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
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Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival

Vienna, Austria | July 1-6, 2022
Musikverein & Wiener Konzerthaus

The Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna is Austria's premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands, and orchestras. Taking place every July in Vienna's two main classical concert venues, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, it offers an international environment where a thousand young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges and build bridges that span continents.
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