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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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“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

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“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