Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus
The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus was formed in 1967 to provide a high-quality choral group for the many orchestral works written for children’s voices, and to offer choral training to school children in the Cleveland area. Today, the Children’s Chorus performs annually with The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chorus at Severance Hall. Recent seasons have also seen performances with the Cleveland POPS Orchestra, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
Over the decades, the extensive performance history has included such major works as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Britten’s War Requiem, Berlioz’s Te Deum, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The children also regularly sing at the Univeristy Circle's Holiday CircleFest each December and perform at the Orchestra’s annual Christmas Concerts.
The Children’s Chorus presents an independent concert each spring featuring a diverse repertoire of children’s chorus literature, where they share the stage with the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Preparatory Chorus. The Chorus has also performed regularly at community events such as the One World Festival and Mother and Child exhibit at theCleveland Museum of Art, and has sung the national anthem for Cleveland Indians, Cleveland City Stars, and Cleveland Browns home games.