Mission - Background

The Harbor Choral Festival of Music exists to provide individuals and families a world class choral experience within an intensely concentrated five day vacation holiday environment.  The Festival regularly welcomes singers from thousands of miles away to enjoy Holland and the surrounding West Michigan community. 

Its goal is to provide a tight time sensitive forum for the busy family and involve those adults and their children with musicians in a professional musical setting and to demonstrate to all participants the joy and thrill of singing which can be had continuously throughout life regardless of age.

The Festival believes July-August is ideally suited for the five day festival in that it does not compete with existing choral and orchestral opportunities. A five day format allows vacationers and local families alike the opportunity to enjoy low cost educational/musical fun together with a great international conductor.   

Over the years the Festival has collaborated with various educators and West Michigan schools, venues and performing arts organizations including, Grand Rapids Ballet, Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys, and dancers from Turning Pointe School of Dance. Its instrumental support has been drawn from local Michigan symphonies, college professionals and students looking to enjoy a career in music.

The festival is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit.

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Click to see 2010 poster.

Festival Advantage

Both adult and youth choristers learn from the same teacher providing a common experience in a world where even shared dinner times are seemingly difficult.   Adult and child learn and sing the music of the masters together.

Children gain valuable self esteem through performance and get immediate reinforcement throughout the five days.  They quickly see the results of their work in a final performance to the public. This demonstrates what can be achieved in a short time through hard work.

Children sing their entire concert from memory, further reinforcing their skills.

Harbor Choral Festival of Music, 2015 donation
2015 Musicians
Please check back soon for details as the event gets closer.

For Sale: African Sanctus vocal scores

New scores

Hal Leonard version- African Sanctus- vocal Score (HL00312005) score only $20. includes shipping to your USA location.

Used scores

Hal Leonard version- African Sanctus- vocal Score (HL00312005) score only $15. includes shipping to your USA location.

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The Harbor Choral Festival of Music

573 Brownstone Street

Holland, MI



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