Member Quotes

"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 is 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 1-5 and is under the direction of Amy Harrod, an experienced elementary music teacher.  The Concert Choir, under the direction of Meg Stohlmann, welcomes children in grades 5 through high school (girls and boys with unchanged voices).  This past June the Concert Choir did a workshop and performance with the renowned Indianapolis Childlren's Choir and in spring of 2012 the DCC gave award winning concerts at Kings Island and the World Choir Games in Cincinnati.  In the spring of 2013 the Concert Choir joined with the world-renowned Indianapolis Children's Choir for a workshop and concert. The singing was great and the experiences were fun and even life-changing! Rehearsals for fall 2014 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 1-5) and new singers for the Concert Choir (grades 5-12) will be in early August 2014. Check at the "Join the Choir" link soon for more details.

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!

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

by Meg Stohlmann, 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 fall 2014 term for both the Preparatory Choir (grades 1-5) and the Concert Choir (grades 5-12) will be in early August.  Check back soon for more information.

 

News & Events


 

Three big events for the DCC in spring 2014:

-- Sunday, May 11 at 3:00 in Newlin Hall, the Norton Center for the Arts with the Centre College Choir.

--Monday May 12 at 7:30 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

--Saturday, May 17 at Kings Island, Cincinnati.

 

Want to Audition for this choir?

Auditions for the fall term will be in August 2014.  Children in grades 1-5 may auditions for the Preparatory Choir and children in grades 5-12 (girls and boys with unchanged voices) may audition for the Concert Choir.  More information will be posted at this site soon.

 

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