Our Mission:

To provide a model for children’s music education.
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ECC Chorus invited to sing at Carnegie Hall!

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The Essex Children's Choir has been invited to perform in the Choirs of America Festival at Carnegie Hall on June 14-16, 2017. The Choir's achievement is the culmination of our thirty-year distinguished legacy.
The festival will include a performance in the world-renowned Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, workshops, and a second performance to be scored by judges.
Please help us get there.
Sending the Essex Children's Choir to this festival is only possible thanks to the generous support of our community members. With lodging, festival fees, and other expenses, the total cost of the trip will be $9,500.
Will you consider a donation of $100 to help enable the Choir's important work? Your gift is fully tax-deductible.

It’s easy to donate. Click on the donate button below.
Or send a check payable to:
The Essex Children’s Choir of Vermont
P.O. Box 8374
Essex, VT 05451
Saturday, June 10:
Open Rehearsal at 10am
Fundraising Luncheon at 12:00pm
Attend the luncheon, or the open rehearsal or BOTH!
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Another way you can help send the Essex Children’s Choir to Carnegie Hall is by attending our fundraising luncheon. Tickets are only $35 per person. You’ll enjoy a sumptuous meal and will have a chance to meet ECC Artistic Director Constance Price and learn about this fantastic opportunity for the choir to travel to NYC to perform at Carnegie Hall.


(Online ticket purchases are through Eventbrite and are subject to fees)

Or send a check payable to:
The Essex Children’s Choir of Vermont
P.O. Box 8374
Essex, VT 05451

The deadline for purchasing tickets to this event is Friday, June 2

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10am
Recital Hall, McCarthy Arts Center
Saint Michael's College

Whether or not you plan to attend the fundraising luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel, EVERYONE is free to join us for the open rehearsal earlier that same day as the choir places final touches on music for the concert at Carnegie Hall.

We’ll sing PSALMS FOR THE SOUL by A. Ramsey, JOY by Jocelyn Hagen, DOME EPAIS from the Opera, LAKME, by Leo Delibes and MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU, another gorgeous writing for combined choirs that has been as been commissioned specifically for the festival from composer Tesfa Yohannes Wondermagegnehu. You’ll also hear the children sing AUTUMN CANON by Bardos; SPRING CAROL from Ceremony of Carols by Britten; LITTLE DAVID PLAY ON YOUR HARP; and SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT by H.T. Burleigh; AVE MARIA by Kodály; O COME, LET US ALL A-MAYING GO by G.F. Handel; MUSIC SWEET MUSIC by W.A. Mozart; AWAY IN A MANGER by D. Willcocks; BICINIAS by Kodály: and VIVA LA MUSICA arr. by Janos Horvath.

Donations are welcome.

About the ECC

The ECC was founded on the principle that every child can achieve excellence through the gift of music. Through the pursuit of pure intonation and artistic expression, we strive to nurture a child’s natural creativity, joy, and individual ability in singing. Children discover the power of music through rhythm and beat, musical form, ear-training and sight-singing, vocal gymnastics, and improvisation.

Auditions are not held. All children are afforded the opportunity to learn. Our curriculum, founded by children for children, adheres to principles established upon the founding of American music education in Boston 1838. Music is an academic discipline that is dependent on the strength and passion of its community. Our responsibility as an organization is to provide a route of artistic and intellectual fulfillment for our students. Older members and alumni engage in peer mentoring and collaboration with younger students to further establish the value of focus, respect, and learning to learn.