Kilgore College Children’s Chorus will perform its spring concert in Longview this month.
The concert is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 906 Padon St.
Consisting of fifth through eighth-graders, the chorus is directed by Dr. Jim Taylor, KC’s Director of Choral Activities, and is accompanied by Sarah de Graffenried.
The KCCC will sing songs of spring, masterworks by Vaughan Williams and Rachmaninoff (sung in Russian), sacred anthems and songs just for fun.
The Camerata Singers, Kilgore College’s chamber vocal ensemble, will sing a short cycle of psalm settings.
Children in the area are encouraged to contact Taylor about auditions for the fall chorus.
Rehearsals are held on Thursday afternoons from 4:15 to 5:30 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 906 Padon St. in Longview.
Members need to sing for Taylor to demonstrate that they can carry a tune – no previous experience or knowledge of music is necessary.
For more information on tryouts, please contact Dr. Taylor at (903) 983-8122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KC Children’s Chorus is run through the Continuing Education Department at KC and partial tuition scholarships are available thanks to generous community sponsors.
About the KCCC:
The Kilgore College Children’s Chorus sings in its own concerts at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, and has performed on numerous occasions with the Longview Symphony Orchestra. The KCCC was part of the World Hunger Concert held at the Belcher Center on the LeTourneau University campus in January, 2014, and is part of the annual Masterworks Concert presented by Kilgore College each spring.
The chorus is operated through Kilgore College, and requires a tuition fee per semester. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those who have financial need, thanks to the generosity of area businesses and individuals.
Dr. Jim Taylor, Director of Choral Activities at Kilgore College, is the Director of the Kilgore College Children’s Chorus. He founded the Jacksonville (FL) Children’s Chorus in 1995, which grew to 100 members in five years as the JCC performed throughout Jacksonville, at Walt DisneyWorld, and at children’s choral festivals at Carnegie Hall in New York.(See www.jaxchildrenschorus.org.)
He has worked with children of all ages, and enjoys teaching young people how to create beautiful music. Please contact him at email@example.com and (903) 983-8122 for information on how to get involved.