Savannah Children’s Choir presents End of Camp Concert

The Savannah Children’s Choir will present their End-of-Camp concert.

Tickets, which are $5 at the door, are available beginning at 6:15, and the doors open at 6:30.

The concert, sponsored in part by Atlanta Gas Light and Blue Turtle Bistro, is the culmination of a two-week, full day choral camp experience, and will feature over 70 singers in 2nd to 8th grades, and 20 Mini-choral campers, aged 4-7. This year’s camp is held on the campus of Calvary Day School.

The 2011 Summer Choral Camp theme is “Your Voice is an Instrument”, and classes focus on a capella music, sight singing, music history and theory. The addition of a dance and movement class allows campers to add choreography to some of the pieces they will perform.

Classes are taught by college instructors working on their masters or doctorates in music education or related field, or professionals in the field. Instructor stipends were generously sponsored by Savannah Friends of Music and Turner Ratrie. In addition to daily group choral work and classes, campers enjoy play time and healthy snacks provided by N’Laws Produce, and an End of Camp feast for the campers, sponsored by Lady & Sons Restaurant.

The camp day ends with Daily Enrichment, an afternoon concert or lecture that gives campers a chance to interact with musicians or professionals while building their audience skills. In addition to concerts by Ricardo Ochoa, Jackson Evans, Eric Jones and Donna Ruiz, and a ballroom dancing demonstration by Lisa Clarke, the campers also enjoyed lectures and question and answer sessions with Rebecca Haas, a pediatric speech pathologist, and David Pratt, executive director of the Savannah Philharmonic. The campers, instructors and SCC staff also put on a talent show during afternoon enrichment.

Summer Choral Camp, in addition to being a fun and educational experience for musically-interested children, is the only audition into the Savannah Children’s Choir for the following season.

For more information, go to or call (912) 228-4758.

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