Neighborhood-based Community Choirs have been part of the Chorale’s Education Programs since 2000. These choirs provide a brave musical space for children after school and teach young singers performance skills to develop confidence, respect for others, and teamwork. With no audition necessary, community choirs are offered free of charge to families, partner schools, and the community.
Aplausos de Colorado Children’s Chorale
is a dual-language choir for boys and girls in second through fifth grades offered at Valdez Elementary School in Denver. Amanda Crumley, music specialist, and Elia Meza work with the choir and they perform for their local community.
NE Denver JAMS
is a community choir for boys and girls in third- through fifth-grade living in northeast Denver. JAMS rehearses at Farrell B. Howell ECE-8 School and performs in its community. Amy Friedhaber, performing arts peer observer for DPS and Emily Crile, associate director, Colorado Children’s Chorale, direct the choir.
Mountain Phoenix Chorale
is a the Chorale’s newest community choir, established in 2019. Directed by Kate Grigsby, music specialist, the group meets once per week and members are home-schooled students who participate in enrichment activities through Mountain Phoenix Community School in Wheat Ridge.