About ChoirFest Middle East

ChoirFest Middle East is an annual festival in Dubai celebrating the rich diversity of choral music in the region.  It features performances by choirs of all musical traditions and gives educational opportunities to singers and conductors through workshops and masterclasses with some of the world’s top choral groups and conductors. 

The 'Choir Of The Year' competition that leads the festival programming each year bestows an essential opportunity for all participating choirs in the region to improve and value choral excellence.  ChoirFest Middle East invites an international act to pilot expert courses on vocal techniques and disciplines throughout the week, followed by a headline performance at the celebratory gala concert.

ChoirFest Middle East was founded in 2013 by The Fridge founder and Director, Shelley Frost and composer Joanna Marsh who seek to nurture the choral scene of the Middle East by recognising and supporting the music of both non-western and western choral traditions and providing wider public access to choirs from difficult or inaccessible locations.