Festival of Voices


Weekend Singing Retreat, May 7-9, 2021 in Smithers, BC.

Festival of Voice May 7-9, 2021 

After cancelling our planned 2020 event due to the global pandemic we are looking forward to presenting our 7th biennial Festival of Voices in 2021!

Festival of Voices is 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.

Registrations and Refunds

If you registered for the 2020 event and would like to keep your registration for our 2021 event, you don’t need to do anything. We intend to go ahead as planned, one year later, and will check in with you throughout the year with any updates.

If you would like to cancel your registration now, please email chirp@singsmithers.com by or before April 30, 2020 and we will refund your fee. Let us know if you are set up to receive an e-transfer or if you need a cheque mailed.

New Registrations

Registration will remain open until April 2021 or until we hit our maximum # of participants. 

Registration Fee Structure

$250 • VERY EARLY BIRD • until February 15, 2021 (SAVE $100)
$300 • EARLY BIRD • until March 15, 2021 (SAVE $50)
$350 • REGULAR • until April 15, 2021 (Registration Closes)

Cancellation Policy

  • up to March 31, 2021 – a full refund
  • after March 31, 2021 – no refund (find your own replacement)

Payment options

After you register, you will get more details on how to pay by either etransfer or cheque


View or Download a copy of the schedule for the entire weekend.

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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