The Fairfield County Children’s Choir, now in its twenty-fourth season, is a community-based choral program made up of children in grades 4-12 from towns and cities in Fairfield County and beyond. The FCCC was founded in 1995 to provide children the opportunity to participate in a musical experience that is challenging, rewarding, and enjoyable. Each year the program is comprised of over three hundred children in four choirs who receive instruction in vocal technique, choral technique, music literacy, and the appreciation of music through the practice and performance of great choral repertoire. The FCCC performs music from the standard children’s choir repertoire – masterpieces from throughout all style periods of music history, as well as new works.
The FCCC has performed with many groups, including the Fairfield County Chorale, the Connecticut Chamber Choir, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, the American Classical Orchestra, the CT Grand Opera, the Fairfield University Glee Club, the Sacred Heart University Choirs, the Mendelssohn Choir of CT, the US Military Academy Band / West Point, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras and over one hundred children’s choirs at various concerts and festivals. The choir has performed in many locations throughout New England, New York (Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, West Point, Madison Square Garden), Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Canada, England, Ireland, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Conductors we have worked under include Thomas Crawford, Carole Ann Maxwell, Doreen Rao, Lynell Joy Jenkins, Bob Chilcott, Jean Ashworth Bartle, Henry Leck, Maria Guinand, Francisco Nunez and Lt. Col. Timothy Holtan. We have shared the stage with Renee Fleming, Christopher Plummer, Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, Ivan Rutherford, Tom Chapin, Sara Watkins and Sam Waterston.