The Savannah Children’s Choir was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 2006 with a mission of uniting Savannah’s children through the power of song.
Designed for children in K through 8th grades, the SCC delivers weekly music education to auditioned members in one of four choirs, the Discovery, Apprentice, Prep and Premier choirs.
The SCC is known for its annual Summer Camp program held annually the last two weeks in July, which pairs talented instructors earning advanced degrees in music education and related fields from top colleges and universities across the nation with musically-interested children in Savannah.
Annual Artist in Residence opportunities give SCC members a chance to work closely and perform with young artists, including Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone Keith Miller and Grammy-award winning vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding, among others.
In 2011, in celebration of the choir’s 5th anniversary, the SCC commissioned a work by composer Eric Jones titled “Songs of Creation”, a work in four movements based on “The Creation” by James Weldon Johnston.
Each year, travel opportunities broaden and enrich the lives of SCC members. The choir has toured nationally to Atlanta, Charleston, Chattanooga, Chicago, Greeneville and Orlando and internationally to participate in the Somerset Youth Choral Festival in England,Days of Verona international choral competition in Verona, Italy, and on a solo tour to Prague and Vienna.
The choir has performed with the Savannah Sinfonietta, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, at the Georgia Music Educators 2012 In-Service Conference as a featured choir, and performing with Esperanza Spalding on her album Radio Music Society. Using an Kickstarter grant, and in partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design Sound Design department, the choir recorded a CD of holiday music in 2013.
Staff includes Co-Founder and Executive Director Roger Moss and Managing Director, Jared Hall.
The choir is a 501-c-3 non-profit community choir administered by a volunteer board of directors.
For more information, go to www.savannahchoir.org