Canterbury Folk FestivalA Family Festival of Music
The Festival Choir
Do you enjoy singing and harmonising?
Come along and join in
The festival choir provides all festival goers, whatever their background or ability, with an opportunity to sing together and enjoy the warmth and energy generated through singing in harmony.
The choir practices for three sessions before taking their harmony to the stage, lots of time to build your confidence.
Rachel Bayliss leads the festival choir. Based in Christchurch Rachel is a private singing teacher and the musical director for four community singing groups. Rachel trained as a vocalist at the CPIT Jazz School and Canterbury University and has always sung in choirs. She is most passionate about supporting everyone to feel okay about singing and regularly works with adults who think they sing out of tune. There was fantastic feedback about the choir led by Rachel last year, enjoyed by both the participants and the audience. If you haven’t sung for a long time, the choir could be your opportunity to plug into that enjoyment from your childhood.
Details of the three choir practice times are in the festival programme
Save the date to find your folk 19 - 22 April 2019
44th Canterbury Folk Festival - a family-friendly weekend featuring the best in acoustic/folk music at the Waipara Adventure Centre2019 performer applications close on 31 July 2018. Please send all links and information to
Thank you for your interest in the Canterbury Folk Music Festival. If you require any additional information about the event or how to apply, please contact us:
Canterbury Folk Music Festival
P O Box 964, Christchurch 8140