Our Choirs

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is an advanced choir, open to boys and girls grades 5-12, by invitation only from the Artistic Director. The repertoire is challenging, including four-part harmony and multiple foreign languages. Musicianship training continues to build strong vocal and sight-reading skills. Singers receive over 150 hours of instruction as they intensively prepare for the many performances of the season.

Concert Choir singers are focused young adults who are adept music readers and capable of singing their own parts independently. Performances include seasonal concerts and with local and national guest artists. The choir may also represent Jacksonville at various community events or travel to perform outside of Jacksonville.

Auditions are held by appointment May through July or August for the following school year. Due to extensive repertoire and choreography, a week-long camp is held in late July/August in preparation for the upcoming season.

There is no fee to audition. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need.

Questions? Call 353-1636, ext. 1 

Schedule an Audition

 

Choose from one of these weekly rehearsal locations for the Concert Choir:

Thursdays, 5:30-7:15PM

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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