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Rehearsal of the Berlioz Requiem at Davies Symphony Hall, August 4, 2012

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2018 Choral Festival - Registration open!

Join us to perform Grande Messe des morts (or Requiem), Op. 5, by Hector Berlioz, with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra and auxiliary brass. With Daniel McInerney, tenor. We'll use Festival Founder Adrian Horn's revision. Eric Townell conducts.

Registration is now open! To join, print and complete this form. Mail the completed form with your payment to Finger Lakes Choral Festival, Inc., P.O. Box 30823, Rochester, NY, 14603. Then watch your inbox for further information!

Rehearsals are at Perinton Presbyterian Church on Rte 31 near Route 250


Rehearsal-dates: W 5/30, W 6/6, W 6/13, W 6/20, W 6/27, M 7/2, M 7/9, W 7/11, W 7/18, 7:15-9:30 P.M.

Concert Week at Hochstein: Mon. 7/23, Wed 7/25, & Fri 7/27, Concert Sun 7/29, 4:00 P.M. start.


The Mission of the Finger Lakes Choral Festival

The Finger Lakes Choral Festival, Inc., now in its 16th season, brings together singers each summer from more than 50 Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes area communities, as well as visitors from other states and countries. The Choral Festival has performed before more than 30,000 concert-goers, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at the 5000 seat CMAC Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at Chautauqua Institution's Historic Amphitheater, with the Redwood Symphony at Louise M. Davies Hall in San Francisco, and at Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester.

All singers with prior choral experience are invited to participate. For information on how to join the chorus, e-mail us with your name, address and voice part. To be added to our mailing list, please send your name and address--and also your voice part if you are interested in singing in future concerts.


Listen to the blazing Dies Irae from our 2012 performance of the Berlioz Requiem in San Francisco.  As you do, look at the picture above to get a visual sense of of the full scope of the performance.

Dies Irae from 2012 SF performance

The Choral Festival makes the New York Times. Click the following link to read the article and hear the NY Times Online performance of Mozart's Ave Verum from our 2006 Choral Festival.

New York Times Online article