Fall 2022 Newsletter

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Our Fall 2022 Issue of the Bravo! Newsletter is out now. The JCC has been busy this season and it's time to catch up! Read a short excerpt below or click on the link to view our full digital newsletter. 

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A Staff Member’s Perspective On The JCC 

"I’ve been blessed to be involved with the JCC since its beginning. I helped the Founding Director, Jim Taylor as a volunteer and did the same when Twila Miller took over. When she left, the JCC Board asked me to help lead a choir while they conducted a nationwide search for a new artistic director. It was a fun year, and I learned a lot!

In 2006, the Board brought on Darren Dailey from the Boston Children’s Chorus. I’ll never forget how he watched me conduct a rehearsal. I was so nervous! But he put me at ease when he asked me to stay and continue as a conductor, and I did whatever I could to help the Chorus grow throughout our large city.

It’s been amazing to watch the Chorus grow from 16 original singers to well over 350 today. Mr. Dailey ingeniously kept it going during the pandemic! While choruses across the country shut down, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus has never missed a beat. This is the sign of an organization that is healthy, viable, and strong." - Virginia Barnett Dickert, Training Choir Conductor


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“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine M., JCC Alum

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma D., JCC Alum

“I was in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 1999-2002. It helped me to build long lasting friendships and a greater love for music. To this day I still remember the fun times and great concerts we did in the JCC. I think this organization is great for children of all ages, it helps build confidence and friendships.”

Bethany, JCC Alum

“Being a part of the JCC has not only allowed Christian to experience the fun, excitement and pleasure of singing with friends, it has also helped him to develop a sense of confidence that comes from life skills of hard work and perseverance.”

Elaine Bourne, JCC Parent

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group