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Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts Schools, Singing & Choral Groups

Mission: The Syracuse Children's Chorus creates collaborative experiences in which young people share their joy of singing, develop their sense of beauty and deepen their commitment to excellence through choral music education and performance

Geographic areas served: Upstate NY - specifically families in Onondaga, Madison, Oswego and Oneida counties, among others

Programs: Choral music training - the chorus includes four choirs of approximately 101 children ages 8 to 16. Choristers study repertoire of many styles and languages from the renaissance period through newly composed works.

choral music performing - the three choirs each performed 4 major self-produced concerts. Each choir as well as select ensembles, also perform during smaller presentations.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cannot say enough great things about this organization. The caliber of leadership and choral training is unmatched in the Syracuse area. If you have the opportunity to come see this group please do. You will be impressed.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Syracuse CHildren's Chorus is a wonderful organization for motivated, musical students. Through SCC, children are able to develop excellent music skills through excellent directors and high-quality choral music. The young singers come to appreciate the value of music as a beautiful and powerful form of communication.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my daughter's first year with SCC and she has truly loved her experiences thus far. Her chorus director is outstanding. She engages the children and keeps them enthralled throughout their weekly 90-minute lessons. I cannot say enough great things about the breadth and depth of the musical education they are exposed to, from reading music, complicated chorale pieces, to breathing techniques and exercises. Having it on the Syacuse University campus at Crouse College is also a nice tradition and so exciting, too. Such a worthwhile chorus experence for the children and a wonderful gem for the Central New York community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in the choir for 6 years, and my family has been involved since 2000. My siblings and I have all been in it and we are all musicians. SCC has been instrumental in my music life, I am a student at Eastman School of music and I attribute much of my interest in classical music to SCC. It gave me something to look forward to every week and performing with choirs is one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences a child can have.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter has been in the Syracuse Childrens Choir for 2 years and not only have I have seen amazing improvement in her singing voice, but in her self-esteem and attitude. They expect that you will deliver high caliber work, and if you love to sing, you gladly give that. They do realize that these are children, and just the right balance of nurture is added into the mix. She is having a wonderful experience being part of this choir.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my daughter's first year as a member of the Syracuse Children's Chorus and we could not be more impressed. The musical/vocal instruction she receives is top quality, and her musical director makes rehearsals fun and interesting as well. The program also provides the participants valuable lessons on discipline and responsibility as part of a semi professional musical group. The administrative staff is skilled and well organized. Communications to parents occur regularly via email and website postings, and rehearsal and concert arrangements are well planned. These things make it easy for parents to follow through on chorus requirements. We couldn't be more pleased.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Syracuse Children's Chorus is the best organization for children who wish to enhance their musical experience. Unlike school and church organizations, they are made up of children with exceptional talent who are serious about learning music. Many of the children who have been in the chorus have gone on to musical careers studying at colleges like Eastman, Syracuse University, and Julliard to name a few. They find a comraderie with other children of like talents and bring to the community a phenomenal experience in musicianship. In addition to their regularly secheduled concerts, they have performed at Children's hospital openings, weddings, funerals, and have been featured performers at places like Walt Disney World and Music Educators National Conference. The children have the opportunity for small group performances, solos, and charity performances. The Syracuse Children's Chorus helps develops these wonderful children with a wide variety of music from all across the world, performing them in the native languages, and teaching them an inner discipline that carries over into all facets of their lives. The Syracuse area is definitly blessed to have them as a part of their community.

Joanne T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mu daughter is a 5th year member of the chorus and has loved every minute of it. She has had such wonderful experiences and opportunities, such as singning with the SSO to touring in Disney World. The music she has been exposed to has been wonderful. We really had a ball this christmas season listening to satellite radio and hearing Choir music that she has had the opportuity to perform over the years.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Syracuse Children's Chorus is a treasured resource is the Syracuse community. It offers unparalled musical education to children beginning in fourth grade through high school. The chorus offers progressive experience and three choir levels to students of various skills and backgrounds. They foster a high level of professionalism, excellence and personal achievement in the area of music education and performance. Their performances frequently premier music from highly saught after conductors and composers around the world. The chorus has a long history of touring both domestically and internationally. The experience has been nothing short of outstanding for our family and my choirster.