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 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 1-5 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).

In recent years 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 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.  This July the Choirs held their first Summer Choral Camp with 40 participants.  The singing is always great and the experiences are 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 on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00. 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.  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

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 on Monday, August 18 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.

 

News & Events


 

Starting events for the DCC for Fall 2014:

-- Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:00:  Auditions for new singers at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

--Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00:  First regular rehearsal at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

 

Want to Audition for this choir?

Auditions for the fall term will be on Monday, August 18, 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.  The auditions take place beginning at 7:00 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

 

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