Some "bad" news... and some "good" news...

First, the BAD news...

While we definitely have some sadness in making the announcement, we have made the decision to discontinue our sponsorship and production of CHORAL FESTIVAL.

For 38 years, we have had the high privilege of welcoming ministers of music and worship leader friends to Spartanburg for the largest and most extensive choral music conference in the nation. However, with the many changes in the music industry over these past few years, including both the way churches use and purchase music, we find that it is no longer feasible for us to invest the vast amounts of time, energy and finances required to produce this event.

While we’ve actually enjoyed a slightly increased attendance in the past two years (just over 700 friends joined us last year), it has become more and more difficult to ignore the many changes that have taken place (and continue to do so) in our market and our business model. In addition, for those who have not heard the news, Diane Hall (Music Diane) went home to be with our Lord on New Year’s Eve of this past year. Somehow, it was difficult to imagine having Choral Festival without her involvement and personality present with us.

But there is some GOOD news...

First of all, we continue to stand ready to serve the thousands of churches who have so faithfully allowed us to, not only with your choral music needs, but with "everything for the church" as we move forward. We hope to hear from you... SOON and OFTEN!

Secondly, we have made arrangements with our friends at Lifeway Worship to extend a special invitation to you to join them for their WorshipLife conference in Gatlinburg coming up on June 26-29. They have graciously offered us a SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE for you to use in your registration that will SAVE YOU $50.00 on your registration fee for their conference. To register for their conference, which features many of the very same publishers and clinicians that you’ve come to know and love from Choral Festival, just go to their site www.worshiplifeevent.com TODAY, and use the discount code WL17CF. This will automatically deduct $50 from your registration cost at checkout.

For the literally thousands of friends who have so faithfully attended, supported and in many cases "cherished" Choral Festival over these almost four decades, we will certainly miss seeing you here in Spartanburg the first week of August. These are relationships that will not only last throughout the rest of our lives here, but thanks to Calvary, on into eternity. We so appreciate your support, and do look forward to continuing to serve you and your church, even though we won’t get to spend those few days in August together moving forward.

May the Lord continue to bless and use your music ministry for His glory and Kingdom!

Your friends at Christian Supply, Inc.