Welcome to Children's Chorus of Springfield
The Children's Chorus of Springfield (CCS) was established in 2007 by
E. Wayne Abercrombie, Professor Emeritus of Choral Music at the
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Vera S. Baker, retired
Director of Visual & Performing Arts for the Springfield Public
Schools. In 2015, the CCS hired Maestro Amelia Nagoski as its new conductor to lead the choir.
The CCS is comprised of students representing 25 elementary and middle
schools in Springfield. It is the only choir of its kind in the city,
serving as vocal music ambassadors in the tradition of children's
choirs in many of this country's major cities. The organization is
based on the founders' belief that as children participate in a choir,
they receive invaluable musical and performance training, learn how to
work together, gain self-discipline and control, and become
responsible citizens of the world.
The mission of the Children's Chorus of Springfield is threefold: to
teach music literacy through singing, to cultivate a generation of
leaders and ambassadors for Springfield through song, and to encourage
the active participation of our city's youth in the Springfield's
vibrant arts community.
The Chorus has performed at a number of venues, including Springfield
Symphony Hall, The Mass Mutual Center, the Basketball Hall of Fame,
Trinity United Methodist Church, Smith College, Western New England
University, The Log Cabin, Bing Arts Center, Providence Place, and the
Springfield Sheraton – with more concerts planned for this coming
Do you know a child who loves to sing? Learn more about how to join the Children's Chorus.
Call (413) 733-3033
Help support the Children's Chorus amazing work.
Come see and hear us at one of our upcoming performances and be a part of the growing Children's Chorus family!