Registration is offered in a 4 day/3 night package that includes travel, accommodation and all Festival Fees. All groups must book/register through Ellison Travel and Tours, the appointed agent for Con Brio Festivals. A 3 day/2 night package is available for symphonic orchestra and string ensembles.


There are four festival categories that operate concurrently within the Festival: 

  1. Concert Band: 22 or more performers in a balanced combination of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  2. Concert Choir: 20 or more singers performing concert/chamber choir repertoire.
  3. Symphony/String Orchestra: 22 or more performers in a balanced combination.
  4. Jazz/Stage Band:  16 – 24 performers*. *offered only in conjunction with registration of a concert band, choir or orchestra meeting the above requirements.

Smaller ensembles in a balanced combination will be considered on an individual basis.

The Festival is scheduled so that participants registered in more than one category may participate in adjudication, workshops, master classes and massed performances in all categories without conflict.

Covid-19 Safety & Vaccination

Con Brio Festivals, Ellison Travel & Tours and our valued partners in Whistler 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. 

Registration is now open on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration is complete on receipt of a completed registration form AND a non-refundable festival deposit of $325.00 for the first ensemble and $100.00 per additional ensemble. 


You will be sent an invoice for payment of your non-refundable festival deposit. Receipt of payment will complete your registration and secure your place in the festival.

If you have not previously spoken to an Ellison Travel & Tours representative, a planner will contact you to provide you with a per person festival quote that includes all festival fees, hotel, travels arrangements and terms and conditions.

We looking forward to welcoming you.

Susan Magnan or Douglas Macaulay, Founders, Artistic & Managing Directors
Phone: 604-908-1293   Email:


Local and/or national media, including social media, radio stations, television stations, newspapers and magazine writers and photographers, may be invited to attend Con Brio Festivals. The media may record comments, videotape and photograph for various programs, documentaries and features. This includes videographers and photographers employed by Con Brio Festivals directly to archive and capture the festival in its entirety. All ensembles (unless they have notified the Festival in writing that they do not wish to participate) will be considered for participation. Registering for the Festival constitutes the Ensemble’s agreement and permission for such media coverage, and constitutes a waiver of all copyrights, fees and royalties unless the Festival is notified in advance in writing.