Children's Chorus of Collin County
An audition children's chorus for boys and girls in grades 4-8. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year.
The purpose of the chorus is to provide each child with an opportunity to grow musically, artistically and personally; to foster in each a sense of wonder and pride through the joy of singing beautifully; and to encourage striving for excellence in all experiences.
The Children's Chorus of Collin County was formed in November 2006 by area musicians and business leaders. The chorus began rehearsals in January 2007 in Wylie; that chorus consisted of 14 talented & dedicated singers directed by Janie Oliver & Darla Meek, with Carla Gaylor as accompanist. The first full chorus season began in September 2007 with more than 50 children. Rehearsals were moved to St. Andrew United Methodist Church that fall, and the second full chorus season began with almost 60 children. The 2008 holiday concert was on Dec. 8, 2008. Additional holiday concerts featured the Boys of the Chorus ensemble with Casting Crowns at Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie, and the full chorus shared a concert with the Frisco Chorale. An Evening on Broadway show was presented March 6, 2009 at the McKinney North High School Auditorium and was funded in part through a grant from the City of McKinney and the McKinney Arts Commission.
Members are selected through private audition. Qualifications are a good voice, a love of music, and a desire to grow artistically, musically, and personally. Members must commit to regular rehearsal and performance attendance. Choir placement will be determined by musical/vocal readiness, emotional maturity, attitude and ability to focus.
HoursRehearsals are Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
AdmissionAnnual tuition is $450