The Wilmington Children’s Chorus name has become synonymous with excellence: excellence in singing, excellence in performance, and excellence in education. A multi-cultural children's choir, WCC gives youth the opportunity and tools to excel while enriching the community with the unique sound and spirit of children’s voices. WCC involves over 300 singers, ages 5-18, in five different performing ensembles and three Neighborhood Choirs in collaboration with OperaDelaware. They regularly collaborate with the region’s top arts organizations and engage in international exchanges with young musicians from Wilmington's Sister Cities. Since 2002, WCC has provided this high-quality educational program for youth without the burden of tuition or membership fees.
With an added focus on the force for good that WCC has been in our community, the chorus has introduced its new initiative, Better Together, where the choristers use their voices to share a positive message of hope and harmony. As they sing, serve, and stand together, they make a difference in our city.
It has been a busy two weeks for the choristers and staff of the Wilmington Children's Chorus! We've welcomed 44 new singers into our musical family, rehearsals have begun, and our Concert Choir has already showcased their talents in their first performance! All 70 members of our Youth Choir are working hard to prepare for their concerts this season. They took some time out of their very first rehearsal to impress their parents with a performance of "Kwaheri", a Kenyan folk song, at the conclusion of their parent meeting. Select Choir and Young Men's Ensemble are preparing repertoire for our annual Candlelight Concerts in December, that will feature music from the British Isles. Select Choir is preparing Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, a stunning, eleven movement masterpiece for treble choir and harp. Our Concert Choir spent their first rehearsal getting ready for their performance at "302 Guns Down", on the 3rd annual Day of Peace in Wilmington. "WCC stands with the City of Wilmington today, and with all families affected by gun violence in our city. It's an honor to lend our voices in support of today's message," said Assistant Director, Philip Doucette. There areRead More
Unlike other community choirs across the country, WCC has no tuition or fees. We have chosen to do things differently so that every child has open access to our exceptional program. WCC is entirely supported by grants, concert tickets proceeds, and individuals like you! Please support the WCC today, and keep music in the lives of the youth of Wilmington!Donate Now