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Students explore musical interests within community

A music student at Eastern Mennonite University might: Sing a classical aria in a voice lesson on Monday mornings; Rehearse works by Mozart and Bono in Chamber Singers on Wednesday afternoons; Perform in the spring musical (Into the Woods this year) on Thursday night; a ...More


Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir chooses EMU music grad as new artistic director

The pile of applications to fill the artistic director’s role with the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) included submissions from across the country and beyond. The person ultimately selected for the job, though, lives nearly within earshot of the choir’s rehearsal space in Eastern Mennonite University’s Martin Chapel. Janet Hostett ...More


Children’s choir, youth orchestra combine for annual fall concert, Nov. 24

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra – both of which fall under the Eastern Mennonite University umbrella – have started a tradition of typically convening once annually, just before Thanksgiving. The goal is educational in two ...More


Helen Jean Smith Print Sales Support SVCC

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) is selling canvas prints and note cards featuring “Chorister Frolic,” a painting done by local artist Helen Jean Smith, to raise support for the program, now in its 21st year. “Smith has painted so many of our beautiful landmarks and homes, our rural pastimes ...More


Children’s Choir to Sing Praises to “A Child of God”

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) celebrates the Christmas season and “A Child of God” on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Lehman Auditorium. “The concert theme, A Child of God, was inspired by one of my first meetings with the staff of the SVCC,” sai ...More


Renowned Children’s Storyteller to Appear With SVCC

Bill Wellington, a nationally recognized children’s storyteller, folk musician, song writer and dance caller, will join the Woofers and members of the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) for a concert and sing-along on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m., in Park ...More


Van der Vat-Chromy Named Interim Music Director of Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir

Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at James Madison University, will serve as interim music director of the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) for the 2012-2013 season. “’Dr. V.’ will be directing the Treble and Concert Choirs and has been hard at work already, choo ...More


Acclaimed Children’s Choir to Sing at Carnegie Hall

The award-winning Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) is headed to New York City Memorial Day Weekend to perform at Carnegie Hall. The SVCC, celebrating its twentieth year, will sing with guest director Ruth Dwyer of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and perform by invitation Saturday, May 26 in the city’s famed venue with four other children’s choirs. The choir ...More


From the Mouth of Babes

Courtesy Daily News Record, Mar. 15, 2012 Choir lovers can expect a little deja vu at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir this weekend. The group will celebrate the milestone with a performance at Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. The organization’s three children’s choirs — the Preparatory, Treble an ...More


SVCC, Alumni Choir Host Spring Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) will celebrate 20 years of music performance and education at two spring concerts featuring alumni, March 17 at 7 p.m., and March 18 at 3 p.m. The concerts will be held in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Lehman Auditorium. The ...More