The Children’s Chorus of Springfield meets Thursdays, 4:30-6:00PM.
To celebrate the chorus’ 10th season, tuition for 2016/17 is free (registration fee still applies). Contact Christiana Racicot, Registrar, to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-732-8428 ext. 104.
The Children’s Chorus of Springfield (CCS) was established in 2007 by E. Wayne Abercrombie, Professor Emeritus of Choral Music at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Vera S. Baker, retired Director of Visual & Performing Arts for the Springfield Public Schools. In 2015, the CCS hired Maestro Amelia Nagoski as its new conductor to lead the choir. In 2016, the CCS merged with Community Music School of Springfield. This combined entity, with centralized administration and more efficient coordination of resources, will provide greater sustainability and more opportunity for children in Springfield.
The Children’s Chorus of Springfield teaches music literacy through singing, cultivates a generation of leaders and ambassadors for Springfield through song, and encourages the active participation of our city’s youth in the Springfield’s vibrant arts community. Participants receive invaluable musical and performance training, learn how to work together, gain self-discipline and control, and become responsible citizens of the world.
The Chorus has performed at a number of venues, including Springfield Symphony Hall, The Mass Mutual Center, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Trinity United Methodist Church, Smith College, Western New England University, The Log Cabin, Bing Arts Center, Providence Place, and the Springfield Sheraton – with more concerts planned for this coming year!