Appalachian Children's Choir Concert
All Saints, Richmond
8787 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
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Founded in 1990, the Appalachian Children's Chorus began with the fundamental desire to be a community-based children’s chorus that would provide opportunities for children to experience music in ways that are unusual and rare in their offerings. Its initial membership of 12 children started a tradition of a solid music education, disciplined environment and community involvement that has today merited the organization with many awards and numerous opportunities to perform in a plethora of musical events.
In 2003, ACC was named the official Children's Chorus of West Virginia by then Governor Bob Wise and Secretary of State Joe Manchin. In 2006, the chorus was named The Ambassadors of Music for West Virginia by Governor Joe Manchin in recognition of the chorus for representing the state, its friendly inhabitants and the state's wonderful lifestyle to the nation and the world.
The chorus has performed in the following locations and countries:
- Disney World's EPCOT CENTER
- The Greenbrier Hotel
- Canterbury, Oxford & London, England
- Vienna & Salzburg, Austria
- Prague, The Czech Republic
- St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
- Lincoln Center, New York City
- Several cathedrals in landmarks in Italy
- Hawaii for the Pacific Rim Children's Choral Festival & Aloha Children's Festival
- The United Nations for the Rhythms of One World Choir Festival
ACC has performed in nine international cathedrals and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. ACC frequently performs with famous artists, including Larry Groce of Mountain Stage, Ethel Caffie-Austin, Bob Thompson, John Rutter and Kathy Mattea. The choir has performed for governors and presidents and other heads of state as well as three performances at Carnegie Hall in New York. In June 2010, the choir embarked on its first ever solo tour to Ireland.
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students