Want to sing with us? We encourage you to join us for the spring semester and our Christmas celebration. Feel free to contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
All ages, all faiths, all singing levels are welcome and encouraged to join the Festival Celebration Choir - no auditions necessary! One need not be a member of a specific congregation to join the choir. We are always looking for new voices and friendly faces. Festival sings two concerts a year: the 2nd Sunday of December and the first Sunday of June. Rehearsals for our Christmas concert begin in September and run through December; rehearsals for our Spring concert generally begin the end of January and run through the beginning of June. Our fall semester is always geared toward a Christmas Concert, while music for our spring semester varies, as we have performed pops concerts, gospel music, and spirituals, with themes such as "Voices of the Saints" or "Living Waters." We have also performed major works by composers such as Mozart, Handel and Mendelssohn.
Choir members are expected to purchase their music for each concert - purchase sheets are provided toward the end of each semester and music is purchased in bulk. Choir members pay dues each semester.
What do our members say?
"I love being a part of the group. I look forward to Monday nights, even when I've had a tiring day at work and could be tempted to stay home. The choir energizes me and helps me to experience the positive side of life."
Feel free to come to a rehearsal and join the praise! Ready to join? Let us know you're coming! We look forward to seeing you!
Where do we rehearse?
Festival Celebration Choir rehearses on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Albany 181 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203
Feel free to complete the form below so that we're ready to greet you!
We encourage you to join us . Feel free to contact us using the form to the left.