January 19, 2022: We are optimistic and moving ahead!

At Con Brio Festivals, we are planning toward a safe and successful 2022 season of in-person festivals. Our Con Brio CloudFest was a sold-out success in 2021, but it just wasn’t the same as our live festival. 

Although we currently have many choral and instrumental ensembles registered, we are aware that school board restrictions may be preventing some groups from registering, but with 14 weeks until the festivals and the situation changing frequently, we are leaving the door open for you to join us. We hope to welcome you and your ensembles in the Spring of 2022. 

Douglas Macaulay & Susan Magnan
Co-Founders, Artistic and Managing Directors


Con Brio Festivals, Ellison Travel & Tours and our valued partners in Whistler and Sun Peaks are committed to providing a safe event and travel experience that incorporates the #SAFETRAVELS protocols set out by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Events Covid 19 Safety Plan in BC.  

For your safety all travellers must be FULLY vaccinated to attend the festival

There are numerous festivals and festival companies for whom I have worked, and I have become very selective in lending my name or reputation. However, there are a select few for whom I have accepted a second, third or more invitations to work with student ensembles and teachers. Con Brio is as the very top of my list for offering an educationally driven festival that provides ‘once in a lifetime moments and goose bump opportunities’ that students and educators will remember throughout their entire lives. I recommend Con Brio to everyone at literally every level of ability and every type of ensemble.” Dr. Dale Lonis

Con Brio Festivals are proud to be the only Canadian festival organization elected to associate membership in the American Bandmasters Association.