COLORADO CHILDREN’S CHORALE
Artistic. Innovative. Award-winning
Since 1974 the Colorado Children’s Chorale has brought its artistry and charm to audiences throughout the world. With a diverse repertoire ranging from fully-staged opera and musical theater to standard choral compositions in classical, folk and popular traditions, the Chorale performs with an innovative stage presentation and a unique theatrical spirit. In recognition of its artistic quality, the Chorale has received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the prestigious El Pomar Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Crile and Executive Director Meg Steitz, the Colorado Children's Chorale annually trains 400 members between the ages of 7 and 14
from all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, representing more than 170 schools in the Denver metro area and beyond. Since its founding, the Chorale has sung countless performances with some of the world’s finest performing arts organizations, appeared with world-renowned artists, performed for numerous dignitaries and appeared in television and radio broadcasts.
The Performance Program
includes a series of self-produced concerts, numerous performances with other Colorado arts organizations and touring around the world
. The Chorale presents annual Winter and Spring performances at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, plus So Many Voices, Performing Small Miracles
and Spring Fling Sing!
in venues across the metro area. This season also includes A Colorado Christmas
with the Colorado Symphony, Amahl and the Night Visitors
with Central City Opera
, and Turandot
with Opera Colorado
In addition to the Performance Program, the Chorale offers an extensive mission-supporting Education Program. School Partnerships
provide weekly choral music and performance training in schools, offering instruction to students and support for teachers with professional conductors, pianists, choreographers and other resources as needed. School concerts and workshops
serve elementary and middle school students, giving school children the opportunity to experience a professional concert by their peers. Community Choirs
, including the dual-language Aplausos de Colorado Children’s Chorale
and Stevens Jams
, provide children the opportunity to rehearse and perform in their own community with no audition necessary. The Chorale Education Program was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant and received an Education Outreach Award from Chorus America.