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Children’s Chorus of Springfield and Youth Chamber Choir

About Children’s Chorus of Springfield and Youth Chamber Choir

The Children’s Chorus of Springfield is open to children in 3rd to 7th grade.
This year, we have created the Youth Chamber Choir for 8th to 12th graders.

Rehearsals take place every Saturday:
Children’s Chorus from 12:30 – 1:30PM, and Youth Chamber Choir from 11:30AM – 12:30PM.

$30 registration fee only — Tuition is free.
Contact our registration team to sign up: bhopkins@communitymusicschool.com; 413-732-8428.

Pop-up concert at Basketball Hall of Fame with Chicago Children’s Choir:

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 2016, the CCS merged with Community Music School of Springfield. This combined entity, with centralized administration and more efficient coordination of resources, provides greater sustainability and more opportunity for children in Springfield.

The Children’s Chorus of Springfield teaches music literacy through singing, cultivates a generation of leaders and ambassadors for Springfield through song, and encourages the active participation of our city’s youth in the Springfield’s vibrant arts community. Participants receive invaluable musical and performance training, learn how to work together, gain self-discipline and control, and become responsible citizens of the world.

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 year!

Connor Gibbs, Youth Chamber Choir Conductor, Interim Children’s Chorus of Springfield Conductor

Larry Picard, Accompanist

Amma Bigbi, Chorus Manager

Please feel free to contact Amma with any questions:
413-732-8428 ext. 107 abigbi@communitymusicschool.com

2019-2020 Registration is open!

You are now able to register for private lessons and classes, manage your account with CMSS, and more. It is our hope that this new process will ease the process of registration, payment, and billing for you and all the members of our community.

Register Online Today!

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird discount which waives the 2019-2020 registration fee of $50, you must re-register online with the new ASAP system before May 20th. Creating an account with ASAP in April will also earn families 5 entries in our “Share the Love of CMSS” raffle for a chance to win a free year of lessons!

We are committed to helping families through this transition to an online-based registration system. If you would like to use one of our computers or would like one of our registration team members to assist you in re-registering for fall 2019, please feel free to call us or visit CMSS at your convenience Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, or Friday 8am-7pm.