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

“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

“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

“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, JCC Alum

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

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“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