Our Choirs

Lyric Choir

The Lyric Choir is open to boys and girls generally fourth through sixth grade who have benefited from at least one year in Training Choir. Conductors use the Kodály music curriculum to teach children basic vocal techniques such as posture and breathing, sight-reading and performance skills. This choir sings unison, two- and three-part repertoire in multiple languages and presents four to five public performances yearly.

Auditions are held by appointment May - August for the following school year. There is no fee to audition. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need.

 

Schedule an Audition

 

Choose from one of these weekly rehearsal locations the Lyric Choir:

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45PM

Saturdays, 10:30am-12:15pm

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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