Would you like to host the 2026 Unison Festival?

Does your chorus or city want to host the next Unison Festival in 2026? Now’s the time to let us know!

Choruses or cities are asked to signal their interest in bidding for the 2026 Unison Festival by sending a letter of intent to the Board of Directors of Unison Choruses Canada (“Unison”) by February 27, 2023.

Send letters of intent to: admin@unisonchoruses.ca


The cut-off for all deadlines is 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Deadline for letters of intent

February 27, 2023

Bidding information provided to choruses or cities that have submitted a letter of intent

By March 3, 2023

List of potential host cities shared with member choruses

By March 6, 2023

Deadline for submitting formal bids

March 25, 2023

Short list of candidates selected

By April 8, 2023

Bid presentations at Unison virtual roundtable

April 15, 2023

Deadline for submitting early votes by email (one vote per member chorus)

April 29, 2023

In-person voting at Unison Festival in Halifax (one vote per member chorus)

May 20, 2023


Choruses must be members in good standing of Unison Choruses Canada in order to bid to host the festival.

Only choruses or cities that have completed this process will be scheduled to present bids at the April 15 roundtable. No last-minute bids will be accepted.

Announcement of host city

The winning host for the next Unison Festival will be announced at the Festival closing concert on Monday, May 22, 2023, in Halifax.

If you have questions, we would love to answer them for you. Please send questions to Cora Castle, Unison Administrator, at admin@unisonchoruses.ca.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Board of Directors
Unison Choruses Canada