The ACC comprises three choirs: The Apprentice Choir, The Advanced Choir, and Ars Cantabile. The Apprentice Choir includes singers 6 to 8 years old and sings primarily in unison, with occasional 2-part harmony. The Advanced Choir includes singers ages 9 to 16 and sings two-part treble music. Ars Cantabile includes singers ages 12 to 17 and requires a separate audition. Ars Cantabile sings 3- and 4-part harmony, including parts for changed male voices.
Rehearsals are held in the Choir Room (Building D) of First Baptist Church Avondale Estates at the following times:
4:15 - 4:55 PM: Apprentice Choir
5:05 - 6:00 PM: Advanced Choir
6:00 - 6:50 PM: Ars Cantabile
Monday (available for homeschoolers)
11 - 11:55 AM: Advanced Choir
12 - 1 PM: Ars Cantabile
(If enough Apprentice Choir singers are available for Monday rehearsal, it may be added to the schedule.)
The Avondale Children’s Choir (ACC) is committed to excellence in musical artistry and expression. Modeled after other respected community children’s choirs, the mission of the Avondale Children’s Choir is to be a fine performing choir exemplary of the participants, their families, and the larger arts community.
1) to provide children ages 6 to 17 with an excellent, enriching experience in choral singing;
2) to assist in developing each singer’s skills and artistry as a musician, vocalist, and performer;
3) to enhance each singer's appreciation for diverse cultures by performing distinctive choral literature from a wide variety of styles including: classical, sacred, folk, spirituals, pop, and Broadway show tunes in a variety of languages;
4) to help children learn to work together as a cohesive musical ensemble by building a team spirit within the group; and
5) to present entertaining and engaging live performances throughout the year.
The Avondale Children's Choir has collaborated with these fine arts organizations in the Avondale/Decatur area:
• Avondale Arts Alliance
• Decatur City Dance
• DeKalb Choral Guild
• DeKalb School of the Arts
• The Museum School of Avondale Estates
Special thanks to the First Baptist Church Avondale Estates
The Avondale Children’s Choir would like to thank the members and staff of the First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates for their tireless support and enthusiasm for the ACC and for the use of the church's facilities and musical instruments. We could not function as a community-based choral ensemble without their generous support.
First Baptist Church Avondale Estates is a rehearsal and performance venue for:
The DeKalb Choral Guild
DeKalb School of the Arts
GMEA District Large Group Performance Evaluations
GMEA District Honors Chorus
Avondale Children’s Choir
Jubilate Festival Youth Choir
The Chancel Choir, Avondale Brass Ensemble, Alleluia Handbells, Samford Studio, Sure Foundation Men's Ensemble, Sweet Spirit Women's Ensemble, and the Avondale Victorian Singers -- all of AEFBC