The mission of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus is to develop artistic excellence, quality music education and extraordinary opportunities for West Virginia youth. Founded in 1990, the chorus now have over a hundred members, and has been hailed as the official children’s chorus of West Virginia, as well as Ambassadors of Music. Not only has the group performed for governors and presidents around the United States, they have also sang for heads of states in various cities around the globe.
There are six choirs in the chorus: Canzona (Kindergarten – Grade 2), Chamber (Grades 3-6), Camerata (Grades 4-8), Concert (Grades 5-12), Southern WV (Grades 3-8), High School Girl Choir (Grades 10-1). Joining the chorus is not just about singing — the children undergo a rich, educational experience that would hone their skills and talents.
Children who love to sing are encouraged to join the Appalachian Children’s Chorus. No previous vocal instruction are required to join, as the ACC believes it’s their job to provide the training. Auditions are held at the Keenan Hall at the University of Charleston. The next audtion will be on June 14, 2009.
Appalachian Children’s Chorus
PO Box 11342, Charleston, WV 25339-1342