The Festival was sponsored by the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, of which the two directors are members.
The FCDS boys study under the guidance of Nelson and Balmer as members of the Fairfield Country Day School Fifth and Sixth Grade Choir. This choir includes all boys in both grades, averaging 60 to 65 singers on an annual basis. These singers study, prepare, and perform two-, three-, and four-part treble voice music, which includes many languages and styles from around the world. They sing in the same concerts with their Upper School counterparts in the FCDS Concert Choir.