The Festival Choir, under the direction of Choir Director Deborah Handley, celebrates unity in community, bringing together audience members with festival artists to collaboratively sing in concert. This Festival Choir is inclusive, empowering, and welcomes all who want to sing.

For 2024, the Festival Choir takes its inspiration from the world around us, internationally and locally, and will sing songs that answer war with peace, hate with love, and destruction with renewal. In doing so, the Festival Choir performance will amplify themes of joy, compassion, hope, and the enduring power of love.

2024 Song Selections include:

Better Times Will Come

Hope Lingers On

Easy On The Earth

Community rehearsals will take place at 7-9pm on Tuesday July 23rd & Thursday July 25th at St Andrews Church, 2nd Ave, Mission, BC. [map it] Though not mandatory, these two sessions can be helpful. On site Festival rehearsals will happen three times over the weekend with the performance scheduled to open Mainstage on Sunday night. Please remember that the Festival Choir Project is about singing in community. All voices are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Deb Handley for more information at

We look forward to singing together again!