Saturday, October 28, 2023 | Deermeadows Baptist Church
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus hosts the one-day event to honor students across Northeast Florida who have been recognized by their music educators for their singing ability, musical aptitude, and strong work ethic. The singers spend the day rehearsing with a nationally recognized clinician and conductor. The event culminates in a performance of the newly-formed Honors Choir.
The JCC was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to fill a need for a children’s music program in the area. Led by Dr. Frances B. Kinne, then Jacksonville University President, the plan to create a local choir was implemented by Dr. Jon O. Carlson and Jim Taylor, who served as the first conductor. In that first year, JCC had only 16 voices. Since then, it has grown to serve as many as 1,000 singers annually with performance choirs and outreach programs. From 16 singers in 1995, JCC has developed into one of the nation's most important providers of music education, enriching the lives of singers and audiences around the globe.
Honors Choir Performance Coordinator:
Dorothy Leitch, Email
Phone: 904.353.1636, ext. 6