Festival of Voices

Weekend Singing Retreat, Smithers, BC

April 29 to May 1, 2022

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

April 29 to May 1, 2022

It’s happening! After cancelling our planned 2020 and then 2021 event due to the global pandemic we are THRILLED to finally be able to present our 7th biennial Festival of Voices — a springtime weekend retreat that brings singers of ALL levels together for 2-3 days of fun & learning in a beautiful rural setting just outside Smithers, BC.

Happiness is singing in a choir.

Singing as part of a choir is scientifically proven to have similar positive affects on our wellbeing as yoga. According to a study conducted by Harvard University, singing decreases stress levels and increases the functionality of our immune system as well as our hearts!  credit: University of Illinois Chicago

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