Choral Fest | L’automne en choeurs

Choral Fest Concert!

The New Brunswick Choral Federation’s Choral Fest 2019 presents

Mozart’s Requiem in concert!

Dr. Douglas Dunsmore, Conductor
Michael Molloy, Organist
Mary Louise Belyea, Soprano; Sarah MacLoon, Alto; Shane Scott, Tenor; Joseph Goodwin, Baritone
Guest performances by The Saint John High School Choir and The Saint John Chorale

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Trinity Church, 115 Charlotte Street Saint John
2:30 PM
Admission $20 regular, $10 students, at the door


Choral Fest | L’automne en choeurs 2019

Requiem in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

October 18-20, 2019 | Le 18-20 octobre, 2019

Trinity Anglican Church, Saint John New Brunswick

115 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB E2L 2J2

NEW: Clinician|Chef de choeur: Dr. Douglas Dunsmore


NEW Early Bird Deadline: Thursday September 26, 2019!

Register online Click here!

Schedule updated September 30, 2019. Click here!

For a downloadable information sheet, click here!

If you wish to print and mail your registration, a printable registration form is available by clicking here!

Choral Fest | L’automne en choeurs 2019 se déroulera en anglais

Please note that there is a different registration fee for:

  • NBCF Individual Member
  • Member of an NBCF Member Choir.
  • Non-Member
  • Full-time student aged 24 and under

If you are unsure whether you are a member of a member choir, consult our choir member page.

Veuillez noter que les frais d’inscription varient:

  • Membres individuels
  • Membres d’une chorale membre
  • Non-membres
  • Étudiants à temps plein âgés de 24 adultes

Si vous ne savez pas que vous est membre d’une chorale membre, consultez la page des membres.

Where to Stay

Rooms have been reserved at a special reduced rate of $120 per night plus applicable taxes at: Delta Hotels by Marriott, Saint John, 39 King St, Saint John, NB E2L 4W3

Visit this link to book.

or call 1-888-236-2427 or 506-648-1981. The city code is YSJDB and the block is Choral Federation.

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Parking on the weekend is included in the room rate. Choral Fest registrants are responsible for their own accommodations.

A note on scores

Choral Fest 2019 will use the Bärenreiter edition, not the Schirmer as previously announced. Scores will be mailed to Choral Fest registrants as soon as possible. Notoriously, many versions of the Mozart Requiem exist and they can differ quite widely. If bringing your own score, please ensure that it is compatible with the Bärenreiter edition.


About the conductor

Dr. Douglas Dunsmore started a 40 year career as an arts educator, teaching music, in a Saskatchewan high school in the late 1960s and found a true passion. Since arriving to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1979, he has worked extensively with Memorial University’s School of Music where he served as Director of Choral Activities as well as being an interim Director for the School, while assuming other leadership roles in national organizations including the National Youth Choir. Dunsmore has repeatedly brought success to Memorial University choirs in national and international competitions. He’s played a strongly influential role in the classroom for his students; many of whom have become highly successful choral conductors themselves.
Dunsmore is a founding artistic director of the widely acclaimed international choral festival, Festival 500: Sharing the Voices and has produced two recordings featuring all involved choirs participating in the 2001 and 2003 events.
He’s additionally performed as the conductor for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s Philharmonic Choir from 1996 to 2016.
Dunsmore is a committed arts advocate and supporter of the choral community. He serves as choirmaster of Gower Street United Church, and is a past president of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors.  He’s performed peer jury duties for Canada Council and the Juno Awards, and adjudicated at MusicFest Canada, the Ontario Choral Festival, and the Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff.

About Choral Fest
Each year since 1982, singers from New Brunswick and around the Maritimes gather for the New Brunswick Choral Federation’s Choral Fest to rehearse and perform a significant work of choral music under a leading conductor.

A propos de Choral Fest

Chaque année, des chanteurs de toute la région se rassemblent au Choral Fest de la Fédération des chorales du Nouveau-Brunswick afin de répéter et donner en concert une œuvre chorale majeure sous la direction d’un des principaux chefs de choeur canadiens.