ACC Choristers Shine at Holiday 2017 Concert!

The Arlington Children’s Chorus wrapped up its fall 2017 season with a free concert on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church.

ACC_2017WinterConcertFlier 10-23-17 FINALSome 150 family members, friends, and community members gathered to listen to the children sing songs ranging from “Button Up Your Overcoat” to “Jingle Bells.”

With their voices carrying the joys of the holiday season to each person in the audience, the concert provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication of our choristers – and the staff, families, and volunteers who support the ACC throughout the year.

The bake sale was a resounding success and we’d like to thank the many families who donated treats, as well as the following vendors, whose support year after year is greatly appreciated: Baguette Republic, Bread & Water Company, Great Harvest Bread Co., Jerusalem Restaurant, Livin’ the Pie Life, Village Sweet, and The Fresh Market. Please support these generous local businesses whenever possible and take a few seconds to thank them for their ongoing support for the ACC!

Thanks, also, to those families who contributed to our holiday food drive. The ACC collected several bags of non-perishable food, which were donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, better known as AFAC, and will be distributed to individuals and families throughout our community who are in need.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday season! See you next year!


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Congratulations, ACC, for Another Successful Year of The Nutcracker!

We’re so proud of our choristers and the wonderful job they did in seven performances of The Nutcracker at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Thanksgiving week!

Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.

Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.

“I had the pleasure of conducting the Arlington Children’s Chorus at the Kennedy Center in conjunction with our recent Nutcracker performances,” said Ramona Pansegrau, Music Director of the Kansas City Ballet.

“The children sounded lovely, adding a magical ambiance to the Snow Scene.  They were extremely well-prepared and mannered.  A delight all around,” she said.

Congratulations to our singers and the ACC team, led by Artistic Director Kevin Carr, and many thanks to our ACC families for everything you did behind the scenes to make this year’s performances run so smoothly!

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Join Us for Our Winter Concert!

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ACC Thrilled to Be Performing with Kansas City Ballet, Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in The Nutcracker

Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.

Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.

The Arlington Children’s Chorus is thrilled to be back at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26, kicking off the 2017 holiday season in the Kansas City Ballet’s D.C. premiere of The Nutcracker.

Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.

Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Ballet.

This year, the inventive choreography of Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney, elegant set design of Alain Vaes, and glorious costumes of Holly Hynes create a dynamic fusion with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s timeless score.

Our choristers will join the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in the pit, lending their voices to the “glistening Snow Scene,” while “dozens of local children will take the stage, this year portraying adorable bunnies, lambs, dolls, soldiers, and angels.”

This year’s production contains plenty of surprises, including a toy bear that comes to life, a grandfather with hip hop moves, and a line of giant Matryoshka – Russian nesting dolls.

We hope you’ll come see the show. With both matinee (1:30 p.m.) and evening (7:30 p.m.) performances this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there are plenty of opportunities to start your holiday season off with some extra-special magic! Click here to purchase tickets.

If you’d like to learn more about the Kansas City Ballet’s road to the Kennedy Center, please read: “KC Ballet leaping into the future with performances in Washington, D.C.

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Come Sing With Us!

photo 4The Arlington Children’s Chorus is a dynamic and growing community-centered organization dedicated to providing DC Metro area youth in the 2nd through the 12th grades with high-quality musical training and performance experiences.

We believe that music is an essential element of a comprehensive education. The work we do together incorporates lessons in math, foreign languages, and literature. It helps children develop critical skills in discipline, poise, and teamwork. It’s also a lot of fun!

Mission:  The ACC supports public awareness of and excellence in the choral arts by:

  1. Presenting choral performances of distinction;
  2. Fostering the musical growth of its performers;
  3. Contributing to the increased knowledge and appreciation of choral music in Arlington, VA and beyond; and
  4. Encouraging the public to view the inclusion of a high quality musical experience as an essential element of a comprehensive arts education.
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