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The Unison Festival is a quadrennial weekend choral festival featuring Canada’s 2SLGBTQIA+ choruses. The first festival was in Edmonton in 1998 and festivals have since been held in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Calgary. For more information, see our festival history page.


Dates & Location

June 30 (Thursday) – July 3 (Sunday), 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit Discover Halifax to learn about the city and its attractions.


Theme

Open Harbour


Performers

The festival will bring together around 22 choirs from all over Canada. In addition, there will be invited performers. It is expected the festival will have between 600 and 1,000 participants.


Host Choruses

The Women Next Door and the Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus


Venue

All festival events will take place at the Halifax Convention Centre. Address: 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax.


Accommodation

Hotel accommodations will be available close to the Halifax Convention Centre. Budget accommodation will also be available at local universities.


Opening Concert

Thursday, June 30, featuring the host choruses and special guests. A reception is planned before the concert.


Concert Blocks

There will be four concert blocks for participating choruses:

    • Concert Block 1: Friday afternoon (12:30 – 2:30 pm)
    • Concert Block 2: Friday afternoon (3:15 – 5:15 pm)
    • Concert Block 3: Saturday afternoon (12:30 – 2:30 pm)
    • Concert Block 4: Saturday afternoon (3:15 – 5:15 pm)

Social Activities

There will be a program of social activities throughout the weekend to suit everyone.


Banquet

Saturday, July 2 at the Halifax Convention Centre, followed by a dance party.


Closing Concert

Sunday, July 3 (afternoon)


 

Updated August 2021