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Preparing for Festival

Wondering how you are going to get ready and prepared for Festival 2020? Leading up to Festival, we will be adding resources to assist you with your planning.

Festival Fundraising
Click the link above for helpful tools for ideas on fundraising and help in developing your fundraising target and plan.

Recorded webinars such as “Festival Overview for First-Timers” and “Registration Information for Festival Liaisons” are available to help Artistic Directors and Festival Liaisons prepare for Festival. Each webinar is approximately an hour in length. More webinars to be added as we move closer to Festival.

Deadlines for Registered Choruses
Keep your chorus on track for its Festival performance with this checklist and list of deadlines.

Festival FAQs

What do you as a Festival-goer need to know to get ready for Festival 2020 Minneapolis? See the answers to some Frequently-Asked-Questions:

  • GALA Festival Basics - DOC
  • Chorus & Ensemble Registration - DOC
  • Delegate Registration - DOC


While the Festival Village (hotels and performance halls) is reasonably compact some delegates with mobility challenges may wish to rent a scooter. Dahl Medical Supply is conveniently located on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. A one-week rental is approximately $250.

All of the Festival performance venues and the hotels in the GALA block are ADA compliant. Information on getting around backstage at the performance venues for those in wheelchairs or scooters will be provided to the chorus festival liaisons.

Choruses are welcome to bring their ASL interpreter. Choruses not bringing an interpreter may wish to contract the services of another chorus’ interpreter. As we become aware of interpreters planning to attend and willing to work with additional choruses we will pass that information along to chorus festival liaisons. Delegates with hearing impairment should be aware that not all performances will have interpreters.

A limited number of large print copies of the event schedule will be available on site at the Delegate Services desk.

An accessibility coordinator will be available by phone throughout Festival to assist with any accessibility issues.

Festival 2020 Preview

Get In the Mood for Festival!

Members of the host choruses: One Voice Mixed Chorus, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus and Calliope Women’s Chorus have come together to highlight some of the city’s charms in an enthusiastic “Funky Minneapolis” video to put you in the mood and remind you that Festival will be upon us soon. Watch the video here.

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