Festival of Voices


Weekend Singing Retreat in Smithers, BC.

Festival of Voices May 7-9, 2021

Postponed until further notice.

After cancelling our planned 2020 and then 2021 event due to the global pandemic we are looking forward to presenting our 7th biennial Festival of Voices… when it is clear that it is safe to gather and sing together again.

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

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.


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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