The mission of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is to provide a high-quality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.
Founded at Jacksonville University with sixteen voices, the chorus has grown to serve approximately 450 First Coast children. Its performance choir program includes over 220 talented young singers ages seven through eighteen. Participating children come from a diversity of racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, hail from five counties in Northeast Florida and represent over 100 schools. Approximately 25 percent of the members receive scholarship support.
Since 1995, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus has evolved into a multi-faceted community music program providing the social and cognitive rewards of vocal music and choral participation to area children. Beyond the performance choir program, The Chorus reaches out to the community through a variety of programs, including weekly Vocal Exploration music classes and the First Coast Honors Choir Festival for area 4th - 6th graders who are nominated and recognized by their teachers for talent, hard work and dedication.
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