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Honors Choir Festival

First Coast Honors Choir Festival

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | Deermeadows Baptist Church

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus's 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. 

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Unchanged Treble Voices | Grades 4-8

Lynnel Joy Jenkins

Artistic Director and Choral Teacher, Westrick Music Academy

Participation Fee is $40 (Festival Shirt included)

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About Ms. Jenkins

Lynnel Joy Jenkins is Artistic Director of Westrick Music Academy and Choral Teacher at Timberlane Middle School of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. At Westrick Music Academy, her primary conducting role is as Music Director of the Princeton Girlchoir, which unites 300 girls, grades 3-12, in joyous song.

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High School Women's Ensemble

Robyn Reeves Lana

Founder, Managing Artistic Director and Conductor, Cincinnati Youth Choir

Participation Fee is $40 (Festival Shirt included)

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About Ms. Lana

Interpreting choral music for diverse audiences in a way that is relevant to young people while maintaining the highest standards of music education and performance sums up the work of Robyn Reeves Lana.

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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. 


 

Contact Information:  

Honors Choir Performance Coordinator:
Dorothy Leitch, Email
Phone: 904.353.1636, ext. 6

 

 

 

 

“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 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, JCC Alum

“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