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"I joined the Danville Children's Choir when I was in fourth grade...I could never have imagined what the experience would afford me as a person and a musician. Being in DCC only furthered that passion and gave me an outlet to express myself." -M.L.

Welcome!

The Danville Children’s Choirs are gaining regional recognition and praise!  The Concert Choir recently performed in Louisville for the Kentucky Music Educators Association, the only children's choir in the state to be selected for this conference.  Both choirs invite any interested singer to join.  The Preparatory Choir welcomes children in grades 1-6 and is under the direction of Amy Harrod, an experienced elementary music teacher.  The Concert Choir, under the direction of Ron Wilbur, a dynamic singer and conductor, welcomes children in grades 6 through high school (girls and boys with unchanged voices).

In recent years the Concert Choir did a workshop and performance with the renowned Indianapolis Children's Choir and in spring of 2012 the DCC gave award winning concerts at Kings Island and the World Choir Games in Cincinnati.   In May 2014 the Concert Choir joined with the Centre College Choir for a performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" in addition to winning in competition at Kings Island for the second time.  In November, 2016, the choir will join the Lexington Philharmonic Choir for a performance at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington!

DCC will hold its second SUMMER CHOIR CAMP on Monday through Wednesday, August 1-3 from 9:00 to noon at the Community Arts Center (corner of 4th and Main Streets in Danville).  The cost is $75 for new singers and $60 for returning singers.  Cost for additional singers is less, and partial scholarships are available.  Register for camp at:  www.communityartscenter.net.

Rehearsals for fall 2016 will be on Monday evenings, from 7:00-8:15, and will be held at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville.  We want to welcome back returning singers and welcome lots of NEW singers!   Auditions for new singers  for the Preparatory Choir (grades 1-6) and new singers for the Concert Choir (grades 7-12) will be on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:00 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church or on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 at Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School in Nicholasville. Check at the "Join the Choir" link soon for more details.  The first regular rehearsal will be on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.  New singers may also attend this first rehearsal and audition afterwards.

The original choir, under founder and conductor Bruce Richardson, enriched the arts for all ages in Danville and surrounding counties for fifteen years between 1990-2005.  The group performed songs from all periods and many different countries and traveled to Chicago, New York City, and Disney World for choir festivals.  The "new" DCC, begun in 2011, has already established itself as an active, fun, educational, and exciting group.  This year will be the best yet!

Most children sing naturally and exuberantly, and singing provides an outlet for expressing a range of emotions.   It’s fun and positive alone but in a group it is an especially wonderful and proven way for children to develop skills in building focus, discipline, setting goals, and teamwork. It also helps with reading and mathematical skills.

 

Welcome from the Director

Ron Wilbur, Director

I have a passion for music.  This passion was ignited early in my life singing in a community children’s chorus.  I was privileged to experience this type of intense musical training and it fostered in me a deep desire to continue my musical studies into adulthood.  I am thrilled to help provide that type of life changing musical experience to the children of the Danville community and look forward to bringing back to life its fine tradition of children's choral music.

 

How Do I Join?

Auditions for the Spring 2016 term for both the Preparatory Choir (grades 1-6) and the Concert Choir (grades 7-12) will be on Monday, January 4 at 7:00 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.  The audition is a short (5 minutes) and fun experience.  You do not need to preregister for an audition; just come to the church at the stated time.  If your child cannot attend on that date, he or she may attend the first rehearsal on January 11, 2016 and audition immediately afterwards.

 

News & Events


 

Events for the DCC for Summer and Fall 2016:

SUMMER CHOIR CAMP:  Monday through Wednesday, August 1-3, from 9:00 to noon at The Community Arts Center in Danville.  Register at www.communityartscenter.net.

-- Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:00:  Auditions for new singers at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville.

--Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00:  Auditions for new singers at Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School, Nicholasville.

--Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00:  First regular rehearsal at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.  New singers may join this rehearsal and audition immediately afterwards.

 

Want to Audition for this choir?

Auditions for the fall term, 2016 will be on Monday, August 15 at 7:00 at Lexington Avenue Church or on Monday, August 22 at 7:00 at Rosenwald Dunbar Elementary School in Nicholasville. Children in grades 1-6 may auditions for the Preparatory Choir and children in grades 7-12 (girls and boys with unchanged voices) may audition for the Concert Choir.  Regular Rehearsal begin on August 29 at 7:00 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

If you can't come to audition on Aug. 15 or 22, you can come to the first fall season rehearsal on August 29 and audition after the rehearsal.

 

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