Festival 2024 in Minneapolis

Header image of a chorus singing with the title "GALA Choruses: The Road to Fesetival."


GALA Choruses Festival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and now you can enjoy it from home, on your own time!

Festival 2024 hosts just under 200 concerts in 4.5 days! Check this page for details as the schedule unfolds.

Evening Blockbuster concerts incorporate chorus performances, choral collaborations, Festival Choirs, new commissions, spoken word, video and guest artists – all tied together by theme.

Wake up and smell the coffee! Festival 2024 hosts seven morning Coffee Concerts representing GALA choruses across the spectrum. These concerts feature multi-disciplinary performances, new commissions and some very unique programming.

112 choirs are registered to perform for you at Festival 2024, and there is a waiting list for additional choir hoping to attend.

Eight Festival Choruses offer singing delegates the chance to work with a guest conductor, rehearse with singers from across the world, and perform in an evening Blockbuster concert. You can sign up for Festival choirs in November 2023!

45 Ensembles have registered for Festival 2024, and there are more on the waiting list hoping to perform!  Festival ensembles will have the opportunity to participate in private coaching with guru a cappella coach, Deke Sharon, as well as multiple performance opportunities in downtown Minnespolis!

Singers from GALA Youth Choruses are invited to attend Festival 2024!  Youth choruses wishing to perform a set are welcome to register now. Youth choruses who are unsure whether they will have the youth or resources to attend the Festival are welcome to take their time and indicate interest sometime before the end of 2023. 

GALA Festival 2024 features four excellent performing venues seating between 1,700-3,500 audience members.

The New Harmony Open Table space welcomes all people. BIPOC, transgender and nonbinary individuals, plus friends, allies and anyone seeking resources is welcome at the table and in conversations.

Workshops are offered each morning at Festival.