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Phone: 703-883-0920
4022 Hummer Road
Suite 109

Annandale
Virginia 22003
USA
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Target demographics: Culturally, socially, economically diverse children and teens (and parents) in the Washington, DC area ages birth - 18 years old.

International program focuses on children and teens living in underserved communities affected by violence and conflict.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Child/Teen Performers: 50 ~ Int. Institute Children/Teens: 300

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: • Host an Open House

• Post concert announcements on websites

• Make arrangements for a retirement or nursing home performance

• Assist with special events

Geographic areas served: Washington, DC area

Programs: • Professional Children's Choir
• African Drumming and Dancing Ensemble
• Community Chorus: International Friends Chorus
• Prenatal and Early Childhood Music and Movement Classes
• Outreach: scholarships and concert tickets for children from families that are financially disadvantaged; performances for hospitals, retirement, and nursing home residents; special event charity galas and benefit concerts
• International Concert Tours
• International Cultural Exchange
• International Voices for Children Institute

Mission:
The World Children’s Choir, founded in 1990, serves as a voice for children worldwide… a voice that celebrates cultural diversity through music, builds positive international relations, and asks people to work together to create a healthy, peaceful world for all children.
Results:
The Choir has been appointed to the Artists Roster of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Performances have been given for former U.S. Presidents Bush and Clinton, Queen Noor of Jordan, Queen Sofia of Spain, the United States Supreme Court and on numerous other occasions at the White House, the Kennedy Center, on Capitol Hill and for national and international television broadcasts.

We fulfill our mission in three ways:

First, to local children of all cultures, nationalities, and economic circumstances, we offer professional instruction and unique opportunities to sing with beauty, artistry, and joy.

Second, we direct our music to inspire our audiences – reinforcing and sustaining our belief that by working together we can truly create a peaceful, healthy world.

Third – through our projects and activities of our Voices for Children Campaign (benefit concerts, CD sales, and community outreach) we raise money and coordinate activities to directly support children in need – both locally and throughout the world.

The Choir has helped raise money for national and international children’s causes and organizations such as the Children’s Defense Fund, UNICEF, and the CARE Foundation. The Choir raised funds to purchase an entire year’s worth of school supplies for children in Morolica, Honduras, whose village was destroyed by Hurricane Mitch. WCC partnered with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to raise $12,000 to build a blood-testing wing in the Kgabo District Mission Clinic in South Africa. Most recently WCC singers appeared in a benefit concert for Missions Schools International that raised enough funds to build three boarding schools in Kenya.

The Choir performed for former Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev and guests at the Embassy of the Russian Federation, as part of a very special dinner to raise funds for Childhood Leukemia Research.

The Choir’s Voices for Children Festival and concerts were given in Ireland in honor of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees first World Refugee Day. Concert proceeds were contributed to programs for child refugees living in Ireland and the UNHCR Educational Trust .Additional workshops and performances were given in Dublin, Cork, Carlow, Waterford, Galway City, and Connemara. Performances in Dublin and Cork were shown on national television throughout Ireland.

Through our music, we reach out to audiences far and wide to reinforce our message of hope and unity. The World Children’s Choir gives a voice to local children to earn support and attention for the needs of all children worldwide, and calls upon adults throughout the world to do the same.

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03/19/10
My name is Mia Rojas and I entered the Choir at age 9 and was there all through High School until I graduated in 2007. The choir helped me learn about singing and performing but also about reaching out to people in need. When I was in the choir, we participated in many events including traveling to ... more »
03/01/10
The World Children's Choir is a defining feature of my childhood. In my experience, it provided me with some of the best vocal training in the country. But, what sets WCC apart are the contributions beyond the musical training. Students develop confidence, ambition, and pride in their abilities ... more »
03/01/10
I have the great pleasure of being one of the founding members of the World Children's Choir. What Sandy and Jim began in 1990 is one of the most incredible opportunities for youth in the DC area. More than simply fostering a knowledge and love of music, the choir promotes diversity and an ... more »
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