Festival of Voices

Weekend Singing Retreat in Smithers, BC.

Festival of Voices 2022
April 29 to May 1

After cancelling our planned 2020 and then 2021 event due to the global pandemic we were THRILLED to finally be able to present our 7th biennial Festival of Voices  April 29 to May 1, 2022. It was fantastic!

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What was it?

Festival of Voices is a rejuvenating singing retreat designed for ALL levels of singers. You’ll enjoy 3 days of singing workshops, participate in a mass choir concert, indulge in catered meals & lots of fun! Come and get musically inspired, vocally refreshed and soulfully invigorated in a beautiful country setting with others who love to sing. Held at the Glenwood Hall near Smithers, BC.


  • Your choice of many different workshops (includes 2 part workshops and your choice of an extra BONUS workshop)
  • Mass Choir Instruction & Sunday Performance
  • Breaktime Snacks & Refreshments
  • 2 Delicious Catered Lunches
  • 2 Delicious Catered Suppers
  • Saturday Evening Entertainment
  • TONS OF FUN!!!!

Where to Stay

Camping is available in the field next to Glenwood Hall. Washrooms available in hall overnight, no other facilities. Campers/trailers – must be self contained, no hookups for water or power

Fireweed Motel www.fireweedmotel.com
offers a 15% discount for festival participants

Other accommodations: www.tourismsmithers.com/places-to-sleep

2022 Instructors!

Karla Mundy • Patti Powell • Jim Sparks • Jake Jenne • Naomi Kavka

Prices & Policies

$300  • EARLY BIRD
EXTENDED until March 16, 2022 (SAVE $50)

$350  •  REGULAR
until April 1, 2022


$175  •  Youth Rate
age 13-18


COVID-19  Policy

We will be watching BCCDC guidelines as the time of the festival approaches and will email you with any updates. Unless otherwise posted here, proof of full vaccination will need to be provided when arriving at the festival. No refund will be provided to those that show up but can’t show proof, including proper photo ID.

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 we assign that to your 2022 registration, or to request a refund.

Cancellation Policy

  • up to March 31, 2022 - a full refund
  • after March 31, 2022 - no refund
    (you are welcome to find your own replacement for your registration spot)
    If you are in a bind, please contact us and we will endeavour to help.

Festival of Voices Location

Glenwood Hall in Smithers, British Columbia

Festival of Voices 2022, Glenwood Hall , Smithers BC


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— voices from the festival —


The Festival of Voices is the best place to learn new music, meet new friends, build skills and build community. The instructors are amazing and I came away full of inspiration and new ideas to try. The sense of community, especially when singing gospel songs together, was uplifting!

~ emily bulmer


— voices from the festival —



What an exciting and encouraging weekend! I have learned SO MUCH and am going home stoked to SING!

~ joanne vinnedge


— voices from the festival —


What more could I ask for? A weekend of singing with all my dear friends and meeting new people! It renews my soul and flushes out winter's cobwebs. The beautiful weather and venue was the icing on the cake!

~ ingunn reinsbakken


— voices from the festival —


What an exceptionally well-organized and fun event. The clinicians had a great diversity of skills and talents to share. They co-facilitated the large group sessions seamlessly with great energy and humour and the smaller group sessions were a great opportunity to explore a variety of musical styles and techniques. 

~ emma tius


— voices from the festival —


This weekend was very healing for me, bringing some much-needed joyful balance into my life.... I feel the voice is a tool for healing and mobilizing energy. I have a renewed heart to take back to my community. It was very thoughtfully organized by a great group of people. The artists were amazing.

~ cheri reidy


Sing Out Loud

Festival of Voices 2013 – some of the braver participants got us all up and groovin' at the Sunday morning Gospel Workshop on the final day of our fabulous weekend singing workshop.

Morning Vocal Warmups

Better than coffee! Tho we'll have hot mugs of java on hand. You'll love these happy vocal warmups with a great crowd of people. Ain't nothing better on a sunny sing song morning at Glenwood Hall, in Smithers, BC.