History

The mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is to provide a choral program exemplifying artistic and educational excellence for children from diverse backgrounds. The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir contributes to the community’s cultural environment by providing opportunities to experience the unique beauty of professionally trained young voices.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is recognized as one of the finest choirs in the nation because of the excellence of its musical education, the diversity of its membership and the quality of its contributions to the community’s cultural life.

In 1973, Jocelyn Basse created the Children of Peace Choristers to meet need for an extra-curricular choral opportunity for area youth. Incorporated in 1984 as the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC), the FWCC has expanded to nearly 300 singers from 85 schools. FWCC members not only gain exceptional music skills, but learn about history, culture, foreign language, poetry and develop personal skills such as self-confidence, team-building, and leadership. Singers are brought together from numerous backgrounds to achieve a common goal—artistic and educational excellence.

Annual Concert Season

    * Choralfest Concert – August
    * Three Rivers Choral Festival - November
    * Harvest Concert  – November
    * Young Artist Concert – March
    * Spring Concert – April/May
    * Young People’s Concert – May
 

In addition to our season concerts, we're proud to serve the communities in which we live, work and play by singing at many civic events. Some events we've recently performed at include Women's Bureau Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, World AIDS Day memorial, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home Memorial Tree Lighting. We sing the National Anthem at many sporting events, including the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fort Wayne Komets, and Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Latest News

2017-18 AUDITIONS

The Fort Wayne Children's Choir invites youth, in grades 3 - 12, to participate in our auditions. Open to any singer interested in...

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Children’s Choir Choral Camp

Join in the fun and learn more about the art of singing. Under the direction of Susan LaCroix of Fort Wayne Children’s Choir,...

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