World Children's Choir, Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   44 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, International, International Exchange


4022 Hummer Road Suite 109 Annandale VA 22003 USA


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.


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.

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

Geographic areas served:

Washington, DC area


• 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

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Reviews for World Children's Choir, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My years with WCC have been one of the most memorable times of my life. They set the foundation for my singing career as I learned to sing as a soloist and to create beautiful harmonic sounds with the other choir members. Having the Dutch nationality, it was fantastic to get to know many kids from all over the world, to learn about their cultures and to make new friends.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Between 1995 and 1997. During the summer of 2007.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The beautiful sound the the choir creates

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very nice and helpfull

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make people happy all around the world with the angelic voices of the children.

Ways to make it better...

I would have taken private lessons in my choir period

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

They have to keep performing everywhere as everyone should be able to experience their sound.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My three daughters have been in the World Children's Choir since they were all 4 years old. My oldest daughter is 13 years old, and has been in the choir for 8 years. Her younger twin sisters are 10 years old and have been in the choir for 6 years. Their participation in the choir has been invaluable. They have learned to sing classical choral music and opera in many different languages, and have developed beautiful singing talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. They have learned discipline and responsibility. As part of a choir comprised of children from so many different cultures, religions and backgrounds, they have become worldly and open-minded. The choir's message of peace and undertanding of differences around the world has become a mantra that will always be a part of them. Beng a member of the choir requires hard work, dedication, responsibility and maturity. In turn, my daughters have had the opporutnity of a lifetime to sing beautifully, to sing in incredible venues such as the Kennedy Center, White House, and Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, and give back to their community by singing in hospitals, retirement homes, in benefit concerts for Tsunami Relief, among many others. Participation in the World Children's Choir has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding and unique opportunities I can offer my daughters.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread its message of peace for children around the world, involve more underprivileged children in the choir, offering them exposure to the arts and to learn a skill, foster friendships between the choir members and children in other countries.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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