The International Choral Festival of Missoula is deeply grateful to the hundreds of Missoula residents who graciously open their homes and hearts to our international guests.
Hosting allows for a uniquely personal Festival experience, and many lasting friendships have developed between host and guest(s) throughout the years, sometimes lasting a lifetime!
Host families provide all breakfasts, lunches and some dinners; comfortable sleeping arrangements with privacy; and transportation to and from the concert venues and social events.
Most choir members will arrive for the 2013 International Choral Festival on Tuesday, July 16 and depart on Monday, July 22. However, some choir members may arrive as early as Monday, July 15.
If you are interested in hosting a choir member (or two or three), please complete the online Host Family Application (click link below) or call us at 721-7985 and we will mail you a form.
For answers to frequently asked questions about hosting, click here.
This is an investment of time and energy; however, your efforts will be well worth it!
Here are some examples of what past host families have said about their experience:
“We learned that it doesn’t matter where in the world someone is from, that we all have so much in common. I know the Festival is about music, but it really is about so much more! It was wonderful and a great experience.”
“By the end of their stay I felt as though they were ‘my’ boys up there singing…”
“We plan to visit our Welsh family next year. At the farewell barbecue, we sat with another host family. They had never hosted before and had no idea how wonderful and life-changing it would be."
As a token of our appreciation, each host family will receive two complimentary passes to all Festival concerts and social events.