Choral Carnival – FREE!

By  GALA Expert 

 May 11, 2024 


Held on Friday, July 12, the FREE Choral Carnival is designed to engage Festival delegates, as well as the broader Twin Cities’ community, in 45-60 minute rotating performances across downtown Minneapolis.


Friday, July 12 

Join us for a FREE evening of 45-60 minute rotating performances across the GALA Festival Village in downtown Minneapolis. The Choral Carnival reflects the Twin Cities’ arts community in addition to highlighting visiting GALA Choruses artists. From a Queer Beer Choir to TransFusion Cabaret, dancing, drumming, and healing sound circles, this evening offers selections for every musical palate!

See the Integra Scheduler phone app for descriptions of each event.

Peavey Plaza Stage at Orchestra Hall
1101 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 55403

Central Lutheran Church Stage
333 S 12th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis 55403

  • 7:00 PM–8:30 PM—TransFusion Cabaret (Westminster Hall)
  • 7:00 PM–8:30 PM—Line Dancing with Dave Hayes Mocci (Recreation Room)
  • 8:30 PM–10:00 PM—Youth Dance for ages 21 and under (Recreation Room)
  • 8:30 PM–10:00 PM—Trans, Nonbinary and Intersex Gathering (Westminster Hall)

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM— Composer Fair with the American Composers Forum (outside Exhibit Room B)
  • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM—Choral Cinema (MCC 101H)
  • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM—Taro Readings with Paul Eaves (MCC Lobby)
  • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM—HIV Testing with Aliveness Project (New Harmony Room, MCC 101A)
  • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM—Sound Healing Session (MCC The Seasons, 2nd floor)
  • 7:30 PM–9:30 PM—Queer Beer Choir (MCC Ballroom A)
  • 8:30 PM–9:30 PM—Cantus Meet & Greet (MCC Lobby)
  • 8:00 PM–9:30 PM—Threshold Choir: Introduction & Song Bath (MCC The Seasons, 2nd floor)

Minneapolis Convention Center Green Space
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (located in the grassy lawn outside of the main MCC doorway)

  • 7:00 PM–8:30 PM—Smiling Drums – Open Drum Circle
  • 8:00 PM–9:00 PM—Bubbles and Hula Hoops with Wendy!