The Children's Aid Society Chorus
The Children's Aid Chorus Program is in its thirteenth year of bringing together children from all over New York City in song. Any child aged 5-18 who enjoys the challenge and fulfillment of singing with others is invited to join. Chorus participants practice and perform a mixture of classical, popular and world music with artistry. Through the process, they experience personal, musical and social growth. The Chorus encourages intercultural awareness as members come from many ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Performance is an essential part of Children's Aid's elite Chorus, the CAS Chorus, and the young singers in these groups have performed with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, and Broadway star Donna Murphy and have performed on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Morning Show, and Good Day New York, as well as many other exciting events. Previous cities visited by the Children’s Aid Chorus include Chicago, Atlanta, San Juan, Hershey, PA, and Toronto, Canada. High praise has been received for their performances at such historic locations as Gracie Mansion, The Morgan Library and Museum and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Most recently, members of the Chamber Chorus appeared with John Bolton (star of "Curtains" on Broadway) at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center and sang along with Patti Labelle at ADA's Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk Concert at the South Street Seaport. The Chorus also took part in a memorial concert on the steps of the New York Public Library honoring those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
The Children's Aid Chorus has sung for many dignitaries including Secretary of State Colin Powell, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal. Choristers have collaborated with composers including Neal Kirkwood and Jacob Groff and are in their tenth year of an ambitious commissioning program entitled "Future Songs of the City." Ensembles meet in Greenwich Village, the Upper East Side, and East and West Harlem.
Come Join Us!
The Children's Aid Chorus is open to all children who love to sing. No formal voice training or musical experience is required. For more information or to schedule an audition, please call (212) 533-1675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.