Lake Junaluska aerial photo showing fall foliage colors and the walking bridge

Choir Music Weekend

Spend a scenic fall weekend at Lake Junaluska as you enjoy a weekend of sacred choral music and worship

October 13-15, 2023

Enjoy incredible autumn colors at Lake Junaluska in the North Carolina mountains when you attend this weekend of music, worship and fellowship. Choirs and all who love to sing sacred choral music are invited to come together to learn and perform eight anthems, as well as attend workshops. Past events have featured workshops such as choral and vocal techniques, folk dancing, turning hymns into anthems for smaller choirs, ukulele and worship design with music.


Lake Junaluska Chapel exterior in Fall

3-5:30 p.m.- Registration & Sign-in
4 p.m.- Lodging Check-in
5:30-7 p.m.- Dinner
7-7:15 p.m.- Welcome and Announcements
7:15-9:20 p.m.- Rehearsals
9:30-10 p.m.- Evening Vespers

Singing and piano at Choir Music Weekend

7:30-8:30 a.m.- Breakfast
8:30-10:20 a.m.- Sectional Rehearsals
10:30-11 a.m.- Morning Devotions
11 a.m.-12 p.m.- Full Choral Rehearsals
12-1:30 p.m.- Lunch and Free Time
1:30-4:50 p.m.-  Workshops
4:50-5:30 p.m.- Free Time
5:30-7 p.m.- Dinner
7-9 p.m.- Rehearsals

Singing at Choir Music Weekend

7:30-8:30 a.m.- Breakfast
8:30-9 a.m.- Final Offertory Ensemble Rehearsal
9-10:20 a.m.- Final Choral Rehearsal
10:30-11:55 a.m.- Closing Worship
12 p.m.- Lunch and Departure


Choir Music Weekend program, lodging and meal packages typically include:

  • All Choir Music Weekend events, workshops and anthem music packet
  • Lodging for two nights at the lakeside Terrace Hotel or historic Lambuth Inn
  • Six meals from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday

A program-only option, which includes worship, anthem music packet and workshops, also will be offered.

Visit our online registration page or see the registration form (PDF) for pricing information. Want to be notified when online registration opens? Subscribe to email updates.

Nestled in the heart of Lake Junaluska, the lakeside Terrace Hotel is convenient to the Harrell Center, Stuart Auditorium and the Rose Walk. Come relax in a rocking chair on one of the balconies or read a book by the large fireplace in the spacious lobby.