ABOUT US

The National Children’s Chorus of the United States, under the leadership of Artistic Director Luke McEndarfer and Associate Artistic Director Dr. Pamela Blackstone, is quickly establishing itself as one of the world’s leading treble choruses, with nearly 700 students in 18 ensembles, based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Collaborating with some of the finest music companies in the nation, the group has performed live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera Company, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Kronos String Quartet, New York City Master Chorale and American Youth Symphony, among others. Its groundbreaking Season 2017/18, entitled Building Bridges, features exquisite repertoire including notable premieres at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. In July of 2018, the chorus will make its 4th major international tour to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.

EVENTS BY CITY

Los Angeles

  • 11.03.2018 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Fall 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.

  • 12.02.2018

    Winter Showcase

    Stay tuned for additional information about our upcoming 2018/19 Season!

  • 03.31.2019 - 7:30 PM

    Nico Muhly Premiere

    Two of our finest youth ensembles - L.A.'s storied American Youth Symphony and the accomplished singers of the National Children's Chorus - return to Walt Disney Concert Hall for an inspiring demonstration of the future of our art. Featuring the world premiere of a new work by acclaimed composer Nico Muhly.

  • 05.30.2019

    Mahler 8 with LA Phil

    Gustavo Dudamel is renowned for his Mahler interpretations, but neither he nor anyone else has performed Mahler's 8th Symphony inside Walt Disney Concert Hall. Just imagine the huge orchestra, pipe organ and massed choirs in the explosive opening movement, “Come, Creator Spirit.” The National Children’s Chorus joins the LA Philharmonic for a monumental “Symphony of a Thousand”.

  

New York

  • 10.18.2018 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Fall 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.

  • 12.08.2018 - 3:00 PM

    Celestial Voices

    Stay tuned for additional information about our upcoming 2018/19 Season!

  

Washington, D.C.

  • 10.19.2018 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Fall 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.

  • 12.01.2018

    Winter Showcase

    Stay tuned for additional information about our upcoming 2018/19 Season!

  

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. "