What makes picfest special, among everything listed above, is our commitment to a warm and welcoming culture. After eliminating competition from our format, we foster a Gratitude Attitude by honoring everyone’s contribution, noticing magical moments of musical discovery, and agreeing to celebrate the joy of choral singing as one.
Deeper connections = deeper musical experience
We are not your average choir festival. With an abundance of rehearsal time, we make sure to dig deep into the music. That means in six days, we achieve maximum benefit in both artistic interpretations and personal connections with each song.
Chorus ends with "us"
“I made so many friends that I still keep in touch with today.” - 2001 picfest participant
When we work alongside our peers doing what we love, it’s simply impossible not to build connections. This is why the picfest experience is so special to the choristers. After a week of music-making, strangers become friends and lifelong connections are made.
Amazing conductors, open hearts, magic.
As part of our commitment to excellence, each summer we invite the best of the best to our podium. After 20+ years of this tradition, our roster of guest conductors reads like a Who’s Who of the youth choral movement: Bob Chilcott, Sandra Snow, Andrea Ramsey, Henry Leck, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Susan Brumfield, Lynn Gackle, Rebecca Rottsolk, Doreen Rao, Axel Theimer, and Judith Willoughby.