The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC) begins rehearsals Monday, August 29, for the 2016-17 choir season. With the exception of the Concert Choir and Boychoir, singers, 6-18 years old, meet weekly to rehearse and engage in the rigorous music education program offered by FWCC. The Concert Choir, the advanced unchanged voice ensemble, meets twice a week.
This year the Choir will perform at four FWCC hosted concerts as well as 50+ community, civic, and private engagements. The first formal performance is Sunday, November 6, 4:00 pm at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center in the Auer Performance Hall.
In addition to the performing ensembles, FWCC offers a Preparatory Program. The class is designed for younger students, 6-7 years old, with little to no choral experience. Directed by Susan LaCroix, a master music educator and Apprentice Choir director, children learn the basics of being in a choir without the pressure of performance. Singers learn rehearsal etiquette and the foundations of singing in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. No audition is required. Sign-up begins this month with rehearsals starting September 12. Interested families may call the office, 260.481.0481. There is a fee to cover the cost of the director and materials used.
The mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is to provide a choral program exemplifying artistic and educational excellence for children from diverse backgrounds. The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir contributes to the community’s cultural environment by providing opportunities to experience the unique beauty of professionally trained young voices. With over 280 students, the FWCC is proud to represent 91 different schools in addition to 28 home school groups.