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Jacksonville Children's Chorus "Thriller" Dance

Thursday, August 06, 2009

 

Normally, when the Jacksonville Children's Chorus hits the stage, they're singing. But this weekend members, their families, and friends got together to dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

The fun-filled activity was a pre-season get-together, planned indoors since previous events by the pool were rained out. Over 100 people practiced for three hours before a final performance was filmed to soon be posted on YouTube. Check back in the coming days for a direct link, and check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look.

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“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

“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

“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

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

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“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