The vision of the North Texas Children’s Choir is to provide elementary- aged children of North Texas with a choral musical experience that exceeds the daily classroom setting. This is achieved by selecting challenging repertoire and performing in a venue of professional quality with a professional guest conductor.
The North Texas Children's Choir, formerly the Metroplex Children's Choir, began in 1995 as a simple dream. The dream was for elementary-aged childen to have an enriching experience outside the traditional choral music classroom. Seeds of beauty, culture, and joy are sown in the hearts of children as the choir sang music from around the world. With 20 different schools and over 200 children singing annually at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the dream came alive. Throughout the years, over 4,500 children have taken part in this audtion process and festival concert. It provides children with a challenge and a chance to grow musically, socially as they meet new friends, and emotionally as hearing older choirs/ensembles helps to visualize their future in music.
Our children come from 20 different schools throughout the North Texas area - Plano, Prosper, Krum, Roanoke, Richland Hills and Wortham. Any child from these districts may audition for a place in the North Texas Children's Choir. Each school may bring up to 12 auditioned singers. All singers are auditioned on the same music and technical skills by their choir teachers. Singers have weekly rehearsals with their teachers after school, then three area rehearsals, and finally the first rehearsal as a complete choir the day before the performance with the guest conductor..
The first rehearsal as a full choir is at the Charles Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas on the Friday before the Saturday performance. The final rehearsal and performance are held the following day at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.