ABOUT US

The National Children's Chorus, under the leadership of Artistic Director Luke McEndarfer and Associate Artistic Director Dr. Pamela Blackstone, is quickly establishing itself as America's leading treble chorus, with a set of ensembles based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Performing locally and abroad, the National Children's Chorus is one of the few youth arts organizations in the world to have its concert series presented by professional music halls. Its groundbreaking Season 2017/18, entitled Building Bridges, expands on the chorus’ recent success, featuring an array of stunning repertoire, demonstrating the organization’s firm commitment to new music, world culture and extraordinary professional collaborations.

EVENTS BY CITY

Los Angeles

  • 01.13.2018 - 7:30 PM

    Winter Dream

    RESCHEDULED DUE TO LA FIRES: NEW DATE - January 13th at 7:30 PM

  • 05.12.2018 - 4:00 PM

    Spring Showcase

    Don’t miss this joyous celebration of the season as the full NCC Family comes together!

  • 05.17.2018 - 7:30 PM

    Prism

    This season, the NCC remembers the immortal words of Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” At Prism, we celebrate diversity—the very fabric of our American identity. 

  • 05.19.2018 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Spring Auditions — LOS ANGELES

    The National Children’s Chorus, based at the UCLA School of Music, provides children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment. The finest instructors work weekly with students to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level.

  

New York

  • 12.15.2017 - 7:30 PM

    Fall Showcase

    Lao Tzu once said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” And at the NCC, we honor and treasure every one of those steps along our students’ path to greatness. Which is why our acclaimed Showcases are among our favorite events of the year, celebrating the talents and achievements of all our ensembles in the Junior and Senior Divisions. 

  • 12.16.2017 - 2:00 PM

    Winter Dream

    This December, come hear the pristine voices of the National Children’s Chorus, telling a heartfelt story, and guiding audience members on an extraordinary musical journey. As winter envelops the stage, our students explore concepts of darkness and light, while sharing their determination to weather the storm.

  • 04.29.2018 - 3:00 PM

    Prism

    This season, the NCC remembers the immortal words of Emma Lazarus, inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” At Prism, we celebrate diversity—the very fabric of our American identity.

  • 04.30.2018 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Spring Auditions — NEW YORK

    The National Children’s Chorus, based near Lincoln Center in Manhattan, provides children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment. The finest instructors work weekly with students to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level.

  

Washington, D.C.

  • 12.17.2017 - 4:00 PM

    Fall Showcase

    Lao Tzu once said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” And at the NCC, we honor and treasure every one of those steps along our students’ path to greatness. Which is why our acclaimed Showcases are among our favorite events of the year, celebrating the talents and achievements of all our ensembles in the Junior and Senior Divisions.

  • 04.28.2018 - 4:00 PM

    Spring Showcase

    Don’t miss this joyous celebration of the season as the full NCC Family comes together!

  • 05.01.2018 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Spring Auditions — WASHINGTON, D.C.

    The National Children’s Chorus, based near Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C., provides children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary musical environment. The finest instructors work weekly with students to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level.

  

ACCOLADES

"Our daughter has been a part of the NCC since its arrival in NYC and it has been nothing short of a transformative experience for her. She has always loved to sing and was eager to join a choral ensemble. Mr. McEndarfer noted in his first meeting with our daughter during the audition process that, "she sings from her heart", and with that we knew we were in the best of hands, having found someone who could see that her love of singing came from deep inside. "