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NFCC Artist Series presents The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus March 14

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and NFCC welcome Madison Academy Rising Stars Chorus members as special guests, show opener

MADISON, FL – The North Florida Community College Artist Series welcomes the talented and exuberant Jacksonville Children’s Chorus to the Van H. Priest Auditorium stage on Saturday, March 14. Witness first hand the gifted voices of these young performers, featured as part of the 2014-2015 NFCC Artist Series season. The performance begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus provides high-quality, choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances. The Chorus was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University with 16 singers; the performance choir program now includes over 280 talented young singers ages six through eighteen and the Chorus has grown to serve approximately 450 First Coast children each year.

The Chorus continues to perform in local venues true to their North Florida heritage and takes their magnificent voices on tour throughout the world.

Last year the Chorus traveled as far as Italy and Greece, performing at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice, and St. Jacob’s Cathedral in Greece among other places. They have shared their voices in Ireland, Alaska, at the Lincoln Center in New York and performed at Carnegie Hall with current Jacksonville Children’s Chorus Artistic and Executive Director Darren Dailey. Dailey is celebrating his ninth season in Jacksonville, where he has been shaping The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus into a world-class organization. In 2014 the talented youth produced a spring concert with music star Amy Grant and their YouTube video “Oye” received over 37,000 hits.

Local chorus students will also lend their voices to the evening’s performance. The Madison Academy Rising Stars Chorus will open the show with a special guest performance of “Yonder Come Day”.

Tickets are on sale now. Contact the NFCC Office of College Advancement at (850) 973-1653 for more information, email ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu or visit www.nfcc.edu/community-programs/artist-series.



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