About the Festival

Varna International Music Festival

The goal of the Varna International Music Festival is to connect performers and audiences through the universal language of music. Conductors, choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists from throughout the United States will join together November 6 to 10, 2019 for unforgettable performances at venues throughout Columbia, SC.

Audiences will enjoy four days of concerts and recitals, culminating in performances of Dona Nobis Pacem and an Opera Orchestral Gala conducted by Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Both performances will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts.

Join the Festival

If you are a choral singer, vocalist, or conductor, register to participate in the Varna International Music Festival and help us celebrate 20 years of concert excellence! Featured performances will be held at the Koger Center for the Arts, conducted by Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera.

See a show!

Between November 6 and 10, we’ll have a series of shows (some of them free!) culminating in two grand performances of combined choirs and orchestras conducted by Maestro Gregory Buchalter of the Metropolitan Opera.