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In April bring mother, family and sing-along

In May come back and treat your mother special

Gigi Tinsley | 3/27/2014, 9 a.m.

With character, commitment and passion, the Miami Children’s Chorus develops the artistry of youth from 8-18. Using choral music as the medium, children participating in the MCC develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become proficient practicing artists. Their excellence has garnered them the praise of music professionals and audiences around the globe.

Aside, from the fact that MCC might be Miami’s best-kept cultural secret, here is something else you may not know. The Miami Children’s Chorus has been commissioning new choral compositions for youth voices, under the leadership of long-standing Music Director Timothy A. Sharp, since 1992! In fact, to date, the organization has added 37 new works to the children’s chorus repertoire, many of which are published and performed by children around the globe.

This sets the MCC apart from other children’s ensembles, as they have become active participants in the creation of a musical legacy.

These students are given the opportunity to work with and learn from living composers and to collaborate with professional instrumentalists who accompany them in performances.

Additionally, this process affords composers a unique opportunity to glimpse into the children’s choir world and a chance to explore the intricacies of composing for youth voices.

For more information about the Miami Children’s Chorus and their many season projects visit www.miamichildrenschorus.org or call 305-662-7494.

Cantare is generously sponsored by Sabadell Bank. The Miami Children’s Chorus is supported, in part, by grants from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program and the Cultural Arts Council. Cantare is also supported in part by South Motors.