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CCSA presents lively Informance at The Witte

Who: The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
What: Informance
Where: The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209
When: Tuesday February 11 @ 5pm

CCSA Training ChoirsCCSA’s training choirs will present a lively demonstration and performance in conjunction with the Witte’s Free Tuesdays. Informance offers a unique behind-the-scenes view of the comprehensive training our young artists receive each week. Come watch artistry in action as we guide our singers down the path to excellence

Need more info? Looking for more info on The CCSA and our season events? Check out our Facebook fan page or website where you will find audio and video, placement information, latest news and more!

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CCSA’s season continues with a celebration fit for Winter

ImageWho: The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
What: Winter Magic
Where: St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1602 Thousand Oaks Drive
When: Sunday, December 8 @ 2:30pm

New time and location! Start your holiday festivities with a celebration of favorite songs and carols! CCSA’s training and elite choirs will all perform in our most popular celebration of the season – bring your singing voice as you never know when the audience may join along in song! Tickets to this and all concerts are available by clicking childrenschorussa.org or calling 210.826.3447.

Season Information
CCSA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and continues to provide exceptional experiences in choral music education and performance to over 400 young people annually. Season highlights include a combined concert with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio as part of the San Antonio Symphony’s Dvorak Festival, performances with the San Antonio Symphony in June 2014, and a rousing tribute to retiring Founder and Artistic Director Marguerite McCormick as she conducts her final concert in May 2014.

Exciting things are happening at CCSA! From all walks and corners of greater San Antonio our singers represent the rich tapestry of our City and radiate the joy that comes from singing. Join us as we shape our future – one voice at a time.


CCSA holding placements September 4-7; it’s not too late!

ImageWho: The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
What: placements for our 2013-2014 season
When: September 4 through 7
Where: various locations; visit childrenschorussa.org for details

It’s not too late to join CCSA! Placements will be held September 4 through 7 to join for the 2013 – 2014 30th Anniversary season. Boys and girls ages 7-18 rehearse weekly during the academic year in one of seven training and performance ensembles; they learn musicianship and vocal technique – and develop valuable life-long skills including confidence, poise, self-esteem and discipline. No prior experience is necessary and financial assistance is available to qualified families. Visit childrenschorussa.org for additional information and to register.

Season Information
CCSA is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and continues to provide exceptional experiences in choral music education and performance to over 400 young people annually. Season highlights include a recital featuring four rising stars from the CCSA alumni ranks in November 2013, a combined concert with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio as part of the San Antonio Symphony’s Dvorak Festival, performances with the San Antonio Symphony in June 2014, and a rousing tribute to retiring Founder and Artistic Director Marguerite McCormick as she conducts her final concert in May 2014.

Need more info?
Looking for more info on The CCSA and our season events? Check out our Facebook fan page or our website where you will find audio and video, placement information, latest news and more!

About The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio
The CCSA was founded in 1983 with the mission to bring choral music education and performance opportunities to San Antonio’s young artists. Programs include seven performing ensembles for children and youth ages 7 – 18; Music Together® with CCSA, an early-childhood music and movement program for infants and toddlers ages birth – 5 in four locations including Haven for Hope; Big Kids® for youngsters ages 5 – 7; and Project: Sing!, neighborhood-based satellite ensembles for elementary-aged children in Harlandale, San Antonio, South San Antonio and Edgewood school districts. CCSA Singers represent San Antonio and surrounding communities, performing in a variety of concerts throughout the city. Advanced choirs have traveled nationwide with feature performances, toured Europe and Canada and have been featured on NBC-TV’s Today Show. CCSA ensembles regularly perform with the San Antonio Symphony and the San Antonio Mastersingers among others.

For additional information on CCSA, its auditions or programs, please call 210.826.3447 or visit www.childrenschorussa.org.


San Antonio Symphony Lineup includes CCSA

David Filner, Interim President and CEO of the San Antonio Symphony

David Filner, Interim President and CEO of the San Antonio Symphony

This weekend the San Antonio Symphony completed their Brahms Festival and sent out their next season to subscribers. Today they publicly announced the lineup that includes superstar violinist Joshua Bell, local favorites The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, and a Dvorak Festival.

Click here for the complete article on tpr.org. Click here to view a PDF of the 13-14 San Antonio Symphony season.


Support CCSA today!

 Please consider a special year-end gift to The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. A donation of $150 or more ensures that a young child at Haven for Hope receives music for a semester. A gift of $500 guarantees a year of music for a young person in our core ensembles. Your investment will bear dividends for years to come as you help us shape our future – one voice at a time.

w | ChildrensChorusSA.org
p | 210.826.3447

Thank you for your support!


Winter Magic!

Start your holiday festivities with a celebration of favorite songs and carols! CCSA’s training and advanced choirs will all perform in our most popular celebration of the season – bring your singing voice as you never know when the audience may join along in song!

Date | Sunday December 2, 2012
Time | 3:00 pm
Location | Concordia Lutheran Church 16801 Huebner Road
Tickets | call 826.3447 or click below!

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260349


Seeking new voices for CCSA!

There is still time to join the CCSA! Placements will be held this coming Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 8:30-11:30am for choirs in Alamo Heights and Stone Oak.

Visit our website for additional information and online registration or call 210.826.3447 today!

You may also check out the MySA ArtBeat blog for additional info.


Jack Fishman on CCSA

CCSA’s Spring Song concert? New singer placements? Summer Camp?? It’s all here in Jack Fishman’s blog. Click here to read the full post on MySA.com


CCSA receives support for program at Haven for Hope

The CCSA has received a generous gift from the San Antonio Junior Forum in support of our Music Together program at Haven for Hope. The donation will secure new music instruments and equipment to be used in our weekly classes with the families and young children in residence. We are thrilled to accept this gift in support of our new and powerful initiative. Thank you SAJF!

About MT@H4H
We continue to receive fantastic feedback on our initiative at Haven for Hope. With a second full semester behind us, we are convinced that this program impacts the families in residence with a truly meaningful experience. The positive, nurturing and safe environment of our class enables parents to bond with their children and with each other. We know the great benefits of music and movement in the early life of a child – and we know our families have now found a few minutes each week of peace and joy.

For additional information or to support Music Together @ Haven for Hope, please click here or call 210-826-3447.


CCSA announces retirement of founder and plans for the future

For Immediate Release | January 12, 2012

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio announced today that Founder and Artistic Director Marguerite McCormick will retire in May, 2014 after thirty years of dedicated service to the organization. The CCSA will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2013-2014 with a series of special events in addition to their full concert season. In preparation for McCormick’s retirement, the CCSA will implement a series of strategic actions over the next two years to strengthen membership and ensure the organization is meeting the needs of the community.

McCormick chose to make the announcement now so as to guarantee a successful transition. “It is vitally important that there is continuity in the program” she remarked, “and that the transition is healthy and positive for our young artists, their families and the organization as a whole.”

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