The Joseph and Katie Goldstien Original Vocal Music Composition Competition — 2016

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Spread the word!         Attention, composers!

A competition sponsored by Sheila Epstein (ACC accompanist) in memory of her parents.

Open to all ACC choristers.  All vocal music compositions of any length or style will be considered. Piano accompaniment preferred / could include other instruments as well, but not required.

Winning composition will be performed by the Arlington Children’s Chorus at the Spring Concert on May 22, 2016.

  • Winner will receive a $100 cash prize.
  • All contestants will receive a certificate of participation and written comments on their composition.
  • Give a legible handwritten or computer-generated manuscript to Mr. Carr by the March 15, 2016 rehearsal night or mail to P.O. Box 7724, Arlington, Va. 22207 (postmark deadline March 15, 2016).
  • If you need help notating your composition let Mr. Carr or Mrs. Epstein know in advance of the deadline date.

–Any questions…please call Sheila Epstein 703 239 9617.

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Singing Valentine – Fun Raiser




The Arlington Children’s Chorus will make a live, real-time telephone singing valentine to friends and loved ones of your choice.  Just $10 per call. Please return completed form (please find form here) to Mr. Carr by TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9.

Calls will be made on Saturday February 13, 1-4 PM


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Save the Date: ACC’s Winter Concert Set for December 13 at 6:00 p.m.!

ACC_2015WinterConcertFlierJoin us for a fantastic free evening of song on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6:00 p.m.

The sanctuary at St. George’s Episcopal Church in North Arlington will come alive as our talented choristers enchant with seasonal favorites, both old and new! They’ll also have a surprise or two to delight you, so be sure to mark your calendars now.

There will be plenty of wonderful treats available at our bake sale – your purchases will help support our musical programming for the coming year.

Bring a non-perishable food item (or two) to support our holiday food drive to benefit AFAC and members of our community who are in need.

Hope to see you there!

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ACC Set to Perform in the Nutcracker This Week!

BQBSC_JoffreyBallet_480The Arlington Children’s Chorus is thrilled to once again perform in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts starting on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

This beloved holiday classic will be performed by the world-renown Joffrey Ballet through Sunday, Nov. 29 (excluding Thanksgiving Day), with two performances on Saturday and Sunday.

Come out to support the kids and enjoy this timeless classic that’s delighted audiences of all ages for decades! You can purchase tickets online at the Kennedy Center link above.

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ACC Featured at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington’s Concert for Humanitarian Aid to Syria

A group of some 40 ACC choristers participated in a special benefit concert for Save the Children last night at the First Presbyterian Church at 601 N. Vermont Street in Arlington.

The ACC was one of more than 25 local performing groups or individual artists who contributed their time and talents to this worthwhile effort to raise much-needed funds in support of some 5 million children orphaned, injured, or otherwise made vulnerable by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

The ACC choristers performed beautifully under the direction of Kevin Carr, ACC’s founder and Artistic Director. The children were accompanied on the piano by Sheila Epstein. Their set included “The Little Birch Tree,” a lovely Russian folk song; “Linden Lea,” an early choral work  of Ralph Vaughan Williams; and the popular South African hymn “Siyahamba.”

The ACC is committed to lending our voices to help our community and our world. We’re pleased to have been able to support this important benefit concert and an organization like Save the Children.

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