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Concert features Jacksonville Children's Chorus, renowned Westminster Choir

Sunday, January 09, 2011

 

Forty youngsters from the Jacksonville Children's Chorus and 40 college students from the Westminster Choir will join forces for a concert Monday night at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

The Westminster Choir, which has been performing around the world for 90 years, is composed of undergraduate and graduate students from the Westminster College of the Arts in Princeton, N.J., one of four colleges of Rider University.

The Jacksonville Children's Chorus has almost 200 singers. The choir's advanced group, the 40-person concert choir made up of students in grades 6 to 12, will sing in the show.

 

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“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, Former Member

“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

“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, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“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, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs