Wanted: Kids Who Love to Sing
The Brevard Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for singers in grades 4-10 on Saturday, Saturday, May 17th from 9:00 AM to Noon at Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne, 32940. Membership in the non-profit chorus is open to students in public, private, charter and home-schools. Both boys and girls are encouraged to audition. Contact director Joani Slawson at BrevardChildrensChorus@gmail.com or call (321) 432-2770 for more information and an appointment time. Please click here to see our most recent article about auditions in the Hometown News on Friday, May 16th.
Ms. Slawson noted that the choral experience is helpful in numerous ways for youth singers.
“The art of music-making is more than just singing notes. So every week, we work on integrating basic music theory, sight-singing and music history in the rehearsals to help make the experience meaningful and fun.”
The select group of youngsters performs at venues and events throughout Brevard. Recent performances include the Family Concert with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra at the King Center, a Viera holiday concert with the Indialantic Chamber Singers, Fall for the Arts in the Eau Gallie Arts District, a “flash mob” at the Melbourne Beach Public Library and more. The group will perform again with the Indialantic Chamber Singers on December 1 in Cocoa Beach.
Please visit our Auditions page for more information.
The Brevard Children’s Chorus is proud to announce our 2014 Spring Performance Schedule. Click on the event name for more information, and to purchase tickets.
The Brevard Children’s Chorus is proud to announce our Fall Performance Schedule.
To Our Community Partners,
For nine years, The Brevard Children’s Chorus has been enriching the lives of Brevard
County youth. Choral singing has enabled talented students in grades 4-10 in public,
private and home-schools to develop their musical potential while working in a group
setting. Our children perform regularly with the Brevard Community Chorus, Indialantic
Chamber Singers and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Most recently the chorus
performed at the Maxwell C. King Center as part of “Christmas with the Celts” and
lent their voices to a promotional piece for the Children’s Hunger Project. The Brevard
Children’s Chorus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on companies like
yours to help with operational and tuition expenses.
Since the group’s inception in 2004, enrollment has increased by 50%! Our roster
includes children from communities throughout Brevard, but not all can afford the
yearly tuition for music and uniforms. We believe that no child should be turned away
due to financial concerns and sincerely hope your company can help us by sending
a tax-deductible donation today. Together, we can help a local child experience the
incomparable power of music.
A strong Arts community promotes Brevard as a cultural destination and provides a
positive economic benefit for its citizens. Perhaps most importantly, it enhances the
quality of life for performers and appreciative audiences. Thank you for considering
a contribution to the Brevard Children’s Chorus. A pledge form is enclosed. Your
donation will help change a young life.
Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Chapin, Lincoln Centers Meet the Artist Series
Brian Slawson’s Infinite Rhythm presents:
A spectacular evening of music to benefit
The Brevard Children’s Chorus
Steve Chapin of the world renowned Chapin Family (keyboards and vocals)
Pat Bautz of Three Dog Night (drums and percussion) – and special guests!
Founded in 2004, the Brevard Children’s Chorus has fast become Brevard’s premier
ensemble showcase for enthusiastic young vocalists. “Since the time of Mozart, the arts
have thrived due to the generous support of patrons. Having benefited from the efforts
of those who came before us, we plan to make the most of this opportunity and pass the
torch to Brevard’s aspiring artists!” – Brian Slawson, Grammy-nominated percussionist
and Principal Timpanist of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra
When: Saturday, February 9th at 7:00 pm
Where: Suntree United Methodist Church in Melbourne
Ticket Prices: Adults $10, Youth (10-17) $5, Children (9 and under) FREE
Tickets can be purchased on-site or through PayPal at brevardchildrenschorus.org
(Additional donations also accepted at the door)
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CHORUS – DON’T MISS IT!
Welcome to the updated website!
The current rehearsal location for the chorus has recently moved to the Suntree United Methodist Church located at 7400 North Wickham Road Melbourne, FL 32940. We hope this location is a more central one for the majority of our members. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings in the LOFT. Ensemble at 6:15 PM and full chorus at 7:00 PM.