Our Choir Programs

The World Children's Choir has four different vocal ensembles: Junior Choir, Concert Choir, Bella Voce, and Opera Ensemble. Together we give three seasonal concerts that are open to the public (December, March, & May), plus special event performances by invitation (e.g., Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, White House, Capitol Hill).

In additional to our local concerts, the choir has performed in New York City, Scotland, Canada, Ireland, and Romania, as well as hosted other children's choirs from foreign countries.

Rehearsals are held weekly in Northern Virginia.

We also have an African Drumming and Dancing ensemble with monthly rehearsals and an annual seasonal concert (plus additional concerts by invitation).

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Junior Choir

Ages 4 - 7

  • MEMBERS:
    For entry-level singers.

  • REPERTOIRE:
    Focus is on international folk songs, environmental & peace songs, Broadway show tunes.

  • REHEARSALS:
    Tues:   6:00pm - 7:00pm (weekly)
    Sat:   8:15am - 10:30am (monthly)

    (Extra rehearsals week prior to concerts)

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Concert Choir

Ages 8 - 13

  • MEMBERS:
    For entry-level singers.

    (Older singers with permission of Artistic Director)

  • REPERTOIRE:
    Focus is on international folk songs, solo classical songs, environmental & peace songs, Broadway show tunes.

  • REHEARSALS:
    Tues:   6:00pm - 7:30pm (weekly)
    Sat:   8:15am - 11:00pm (monthly)

    (Extra rehearsals week prior to concerts)

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Bella Voce

Ages 9 - 14

  • MEMBERS:
    For intermediate to advanced vocal development singers.

  • REPERTOIRE:
    Focus is on opera, operetta, oratorio, international folk songs, environmental & peace songs, Broadway show tunes.

  • REHEARSALS:
    Tues:   6:00pm - 8:15pm (weekly)
    Sat:   8:15am - 12:00pm (monthly)

    (Extra rehearsals week prior to concerts)

  • PRIVATE LESSONS:
    Required (from us or any classically trained instructor).

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Opera Ensemble

Ages 14 - 18

  • MEMBERS:
    For well-developed solo voices.

    (Younger singers with permission of Artistic Director)

  • REPERTOIRE:
    Focus is on opera, operetta, oratorio, madrigals, & chamber music.

  • REHEARSALS:
    Tues:   7:30pm - 9:45pm (weekly)
    Sat:   8:15am - 12:00pm (monthly)

    (Extra rehearsals week prior to concerts and as needed)

  • PRIVATE LESSONS:
    Required (from us or any classically trained instructor).

HOW DO WE JOIN?

  1. Observe a rehearsal and/or attend a seasonal concert. (Please click HERE to contact us for more information.)
  2. Schedule an audition. (Please click HERE for audition information.)
  3. Upon recommendation from the Artistic Director, enroll singer for a one month trial period.
  4. After successful completion of trial period, submit registration materials and payment.