Thursday, February 18, 2010

Festival 500 - 2011
On July 6th, 2011, Festival 500 Sharing the Voices will commence
another eight-day celebration of song in the historic city of St.
John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  With interactive
performances, workshops and masterclasses, the unsurpassed scenery,
culture and friendliness of our people make our Canadian province a
natural home for this internationally renowned non-competitive choral

Festival 500 is thrilled to announce the return of Finnish a cappella
ensemble RAJATON ( as our headline guest
vocal group.  They will be joined by a stellar roster of distinguished
guest clinicians including:

Grete Pedersen (Norway)
Kari Ala-Pöllänen (Finland)
Bob Chilcott (UK)
Fred Sjöberg (Sweden)

To see the full exciting line-up for 2011, please visit us at:

Many unique experiences await you at the 2011 Festival 500: World of
Music concerts, massed choirs, the academic symposium - The Phenomenon
of Singing, our Come Solo option for individual singers and the new
Professional Development Program for small ensembles, just to name a
few!  There is something for everyone (choirs and individuals alike)
at Festival 500!

For even more information on Festival 500 activities and how you can
get involved, just click on our website link above and download our

We encourage you to pass this news on to your friends and colleagues
and to consider being a part of Festival 500 in 2011.   We would be
happy to hear from you if you require additional information or have
any questions about Festival 500.

Let the power of song inspire you… come share your voice with us!

Contact us:

Festival 500 Sharing the Voices
PO Box 2333 Stn C
St. John's NL  A1C 6E6
Telephone:    709.738.6013
Fax:             709.738.6014