Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) is arriving to Dubrovnik! They will have a concert on Tuesday in front of St. Blaise Church, at 11 am. Concert is organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.
The JCC prepared a rich program for Dubrovnik audience including these songs – Sir Duke, Try Everything, He Lives In You, What a Wonderful World, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words), Sing, Sing, Sing and You Can’t Stop the Beat.
Their bio is quite impressive. For 21 years, the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus has provided children of all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds with music education and choral performance programs, while advancing a model of artistic excellence and diversity that enriches the community.
Founded in 1995, the JCC has become one of America’s best youth choruses, performing at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, American Choral Director’s Association Conference, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Irish Royal Academy of Music. The JCC has released recordings of multicultural music and collaborated with many of the most highly regarded composers and guest artists. New works are composed for the JCC regularly and are an important part of its mission.
Collaboration is also at the heart of the JCC. It has collaborated with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Justin Hines, Omnimusica, David Holt, Cuarteto del Sur, Voca People, the African Children’s Choir, the Westminster Choir, and the St. Olaf Choir. In 2014, it hosted guest artist and Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist, Amy Grant.
In 2014, this talented group of young singers traveled on a Mediterranean Tour to Greece and Italy, highlighted by a performance at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome. In 2015, they welcomed Emmy and Tony-Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth as their guest artist and toured Portland, Maine, New York City and Canada. In 2016 they represented their country, once again, as ambassadors of the arts while on a Northern Europe Performance Tour spanning six countries with performances in Germany, Russia, Estonia and Sweden. Just this past March of 2017, they took the stage with Emmy, Grammy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald. In January of 2018, The Chorus will perform in a Papal Mass at the Vatican in Rome.
The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus is frequently seen on local television making appearances on Good Morning Jacksonville, River City Live, First Coast Living, Action News This Morning and WJXT’s The Morning Show. More information is available at official website.