Once upon a time

Our Story

When it comes to running a non-profit company, passion is fundamental. The Choral Celebration Network Foundation (CCNF) team can say without a doubt that choir is their absolute passion. 


In 2018, Alta Maré, founder and director of CCNF, dreamed of making choral music accessible to all who had an interest or talent – leaving no part of South Africa untouched. 


Alta aimed to create a platform where choirs could celebrate music together, build networks and embrace diversity, regardless of background and experience. And with hard work, the initial dream soon became a reality. 


Since its inception in late 2018, CCNF has engaged with 21834 singers, 489 choirs and 665 conductors throughout South Africa. 


With 14 Festivals in 2019, 26 Virtual Festivals during the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 Festivals in 2022, 24 festivals in 2023, 4 UDUMO, 4 Conductor Indabas and 1 National Conductor Convention later, CCNF has allowed choirs and conductors to uplift, be uplifted, inspire, be inspired, educate and be educated in the art of choir. 


In all of these festivals, you would have seen world-class choirs and conductors performing and sharing knowledge alongside lesser-known, lesser-experienced and less-fortunate choirs. 

Since inception

Singers we engaged with


Choirs we engaged with


Conductors we engaged with


14 Choral Celebration Festivals


26 Virtual Choral Celebration Festivals

Despite the challenges of Covid19 restrictions, CCNF recognized the need to adapt and innovate and used 2021 to reflect and revamp our offerings to choirs nationwide.


14 Choral Celebration Festivals

2 Conductor Network Indabas

Launch Pilot UDUMO in Gauteng


24 Choral Celebration Festivals

24 Masterclasses by NCC presenters


1 National Conductors Convention

Choral Ignite Series Pilot Project

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