Festival of Voices

Weekend Singing Retreat, Smithers, BC

REGISTRATION is POSTPONED until it is clear that it’s safe to gather and sing again. Stay tuned!

Why Do We Sing?

Singing releases “feel good” endorphins!

Local Vocals

Smithers Community Choir runs 3 sessions per year. Lots of fun and it’s for everyone.

Festival of Voices


With a mixture of hope in our hearts, sadness and regret, we are cancelling the Festival of Voices 2020/21 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. When it is clear that it is safe to gather and sing together again, we will announce a new date.

We are looking forward to presenting our 7th biennial Festival of Voices — a springtime retreat that brings singers of all levels together for 2-3 days of fun & learning in a beautiful rural setting just outside Smithers, BC. — whenever the time is right.

Registrations and Refunds

Some folks left their registration fee with us after the cancellation of the 2020 event. Please contact us at chirp@singsmithers.com to request a refund. We will also be emailing you directly with the option of a refund at this time or leaving your fee with us for our future event.

Keep Singing

In the mean time, keep your hearts full and keep on singing everybody! If there was ever a time to sing, it’s now. Sing out LOUD! Sing out STRONG! …and if you want to keep in touch, please follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/singsmithers/ Festival of Voices crew https://www.singsmithers.com/

“Singing delivers a host of physical and emotional benefits, including increased aerobic exercise, improved breathing, posture, mindset, confidence and self-esteem,” says Jeremy Hywel Williams, who leads the Llanelli Choral Society in Wales. “While singing alone is good, singing with others can be even better.”

Local Vocals 2020 Winter Session

Join our Tuesday night community choir in Smithers BC.

Postponed until further notice

The Local Vocals choir is a non-auditioned adult community choir that celebrates the joys and benefits of singing through a variety of musical genres.  We meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm at Coast Mountain College in Smithers.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience.

  • WINTER 2020 Session Dates: Starts Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 *(postponed until further notice)
  • TIME: 7-9pm
  • WHERE: Coast Mountain College Foyer, 3966 Second Ave, Smithers, BC
  • FACILITATORS: Gail Jenne and Gail Olsen
  • FOLLOW on FACEBOOK: facebook.com/singsmithers/

More information: watch this website, our facebook page, or contact Gail Jenne or Gail Olsen by filling out the contact form »

Festival of Voices Venue Location @ Glenwood Hall in Smithers

Festival of Voices 2018, Glenwood Hall, Smithers BC

Local Vocals Venue Location @ NWCC in Smithers

Local Vocals Community Choir venue