WCA Children’s Chorus back, readying for holiday concert

WCA Children’s Chorus back, readying for holiday concert

The Wayne Center for the Arts Children’s Chorus will present a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wooster. The concert will be the first since the children’s chorus returned this autumn, thanks to funding from the Ohio Arts Council and Wayne County Community Foundation.

A celebrated program in the 1990s and early 2000s, Wayne Center for the Arts and Tri-County Educational Service Center worked together to bring a children’s chorus back to the community.

“The children’s chorus was a celebrated tradition in WCA’s past, and we are thrilled to see its return,” said Sara Starr Brink, executive director of Wayne Center for the Arts. “It’s been a joy to hear them rehearsing. It’s a wonderful thing to have the sound of children singing together floating through our hallways.”

“We are fortunate to be able to offer this new musical opportunity to area students,” said Michelle Muro, fine arts consultant of Tri-County Educational Service Center. “Our local music teachers welcomed the return of the children’s chorus and encouraged students to participate. The Wayne County Choral Union’s vision to support aspiring choral groups via the Wayne County Community Foundation has been a significant source of support to get the chorus started.”

The ensemble is open to students in fourth grade through seventh grade with unchanged or treble voices throughout Wayne County and Northeast Ohio. Guiding these young musicians is Director Alexander Looney, who also serves as the music teacher at Millersburg Elementary for kindergarten through fifth grade.

Students will perform several holiday pieces. Tickets are $5 and available online at www.WayneArtsCenter.org or by cash only at the door.

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