River City Choral Festival & Day Camp

River City Choral Festival & Day Camp

Monday, June 6 - Friday, June 10, 2022

Location: Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is excited to announce the 3rd annual choral festival and summer day camp, River City Choral Festival. Enjoy a fun-filled week of music, choral singing, and dance workshops! 

On the final day, all singers will perform in a concert showcasing what they have learned and experienced at the River City Choral Festival. 

The summer day camp is available to rising fourth through eighth-grade singers from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Camp designed for treble voices (soprano and altos) ONLY.

For individual camper registrations – Registration will open in February 2022. *Early bird registration ends on April 30, 2022, at 11:59pm EST

Early Bird Registration through April 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST - $250

Registration will increase to $350 on May 1, 2022


For choir groups and organizations – For application to attend and more details, please contact Darren Dailey, President & Artistic Director at

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What Your Singer Will Gain:

Singers will experience choral music instruction including music theory and sight-reading. They will develop vocal skills while also learning to play Orff instruments, percussion, and dance/choreography. All sessions are led by highly experienced and qualified JCC instructors and guest conductors.

Camp Overview

  • Designed for rising fourth through eighth (4th-8th) grade singers
  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Community concert performance at 4 pm on Friday 6/10/22
  • Breakout sessions 
  • (Include: sight-reading, music theory, choral rehearsals, choreography, Orff, and percussion)
  • Games and activities
  • Conducted and supervised by JCC Staff
  • Festival T-Shirt provided

Day Camp Sample Schedule

8:30am - 9:00am: Drop-Off
9:00am - 10:00am: Choir Rehearsal
10:00am - 11:00am: Breakout Session 1
11:00am - 12:00pm: Breakout Session 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch (campers bring their own lunch)
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Choir Rehearsal
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Breakout Session 3
2:30pm - 3:00pm: Breakout Session 4
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Dance Workshop
4:00pm: Dismissal & Pick-Up



Questions Or Inquiries About Choirs-In-Residence?

Contact the JCC Program Office at 353-1636, ext. 1 or email

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

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“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

“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

“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 D., JCC Alum