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.
WCC Summer Camp is the highlight of our summers, and we know it's yours too! Don't miss out this year - our camp will be held from June 26-30. Our camp has something for everyone - the beginning treble singer, the advanced middle school singer, and the young man experiencing a voice change. All are welcome to join us for a fun week of music, swimming, bowling, and movies! For more information on registration, as well as partial and full financial aid, please visit the Summer Camp page of our website. We can't wait to see you there!Read More
WCC can't wait to welcome our good friends from Fulda, Germany this summer! Before the Orchestra arrives, we thought we should take some time to review our history with the Fulda Youth Orchestra. The seeds of this special collaboration were planted in August of 2011 when the WCC conducted its first cultural exchange to Wilmington’s Sister Cities of Fulda, Germany and Nemours, France, with the support of then Mayor James M. Baker and then President of Cityfest, Inc., Tina Betz. The success of that exchange marked the beginning of a long-term effort to regularly expose the youth of Wilmington to the global community while serving as representatives of the best that the city has to offer. “Many choirs tour, but this kind of cultural exchange goes a step further,” explains WCC’s Artistic Director Kimberly Doucette. “By connecting with like-minded ensembles from Wilmington’s sister cities, sharing their homes, and making music together, we are not just making art; we’re fostering lasting friendships and creating experiences that will make our choristers more confident in today’s world.” We built on those friendships and experiences in 2013, when we hosted members of the orchestra here at home. During this incredible Festival Week, we worked hard toRead 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