Saturday, Nov.23, 2:00 & 6:00 pm, International Community Church, Frederick, MD Saturday, Dec.14, 2:00 & 6:00 pm, Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Lancaster, PA
The National Christian Choir is now accepting applications for participation in our annual Children’s Christmas Choir (CCC). The CCC presents four songs during each concert and also sings with the 160- voice auditioned adult choir and full symphony orchestra on some selections. We ask children to sing in BOTH the Frederick MD and the Lancaster PA concerts. Both venues provide an outstanding performance opportunity for the children! Below is important information regarding the 2019 CCC.
Grades 2 – 7: Children in these grades may apply to participate. (Note: Those now in 8th grade, who sang with us last year as 7th graders, are welcome to sing with us again this year as special “Choir Captains”. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept boys whose voices have changed.)
Permission and Recommendation: A short parent permission and teacher recommendation form must be completed for each participant. The recommendation part should be signed by a music teacher or church music/children’s ministry leader. Click on the link below to access the form. Please print it out, have it completed, and bring it with you to the first regional rehearsal.
Rehearsals: Approximately four regional rehearsals are held in various places throughout the DC/Baltimore/PA area. Two combined rehearsals for all regional groups are held prior to the Maryland concerts. Those rehearsals are scheduled for Mondays, November 11th and 18th at First Baptist of Rockville (55 Adclare Rd., Rockville, MD 20850) at 6:30 pm.
Regional Rehearsal Locations and Directors:(Note: additional locations may be added)
Barnesville Baptist Church
17917 Barnesville Rd. Barnesville, MD 20838
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Director: Nita Roff
Falling Waters Presbyterian Church
2928 Hammonds Mill Rd. Hedgesville, WV 25427
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Director: Jeanie Cushwa
Montgomery United Methodist Church
28325 Kemptown Rd. Damascus, MD 20872
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Director: Donna Isaacs
Paramount Baptist Church
13234 Marsh Pike Hagerstown, MD 21742
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Director: Joi Hilton
Pathways Baptist Church
200 W Diamond Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Director: Nita Roff
Southern Asian SDA Church
2001 East Randolph Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20904
5:30 – 6:30 pm Note: Oct. 19 at 6:00 pm
Director: Robin DeStefano
LANCASTER PA AREA
DAY & TIME
Director: Kathy Bowman
Frederick Church of the Brethren
201 Fairview Ave. Frederick, MD 21701
Director: Roxie Stitely
Fee: $20 per participant; each participant receives a practice CD with their voice part highlighted, a word sheet with all song lyrics and a custom designed T-shirt to wear in the concerts. Dinner, snacks, activities and professional age-appropriate entertainment (such as a Story Teller, Magician, Balloon Artist, etc.) are also provided for the children on concert days. The fee should be brought to the first regional rehearsal. Checks may be made payable to: NCC
Parent Involvement: There will be a sign-up for parent helpers on concert days. We hope that many parents will volunteer to assist with activities on those days. It’s a full and busy day, but also a good mix of fun and ministry for the children. Parents often attend one concert and then help during the other concert that day. If seating permits, the children will go into the auditorium to see parts of the concerts.
Parents will receive one (1) Parent Badge per child singing, which may be used at all concerts in which that child participates.
Parents may also order four (4) General Admission tickets per child singing (per concert location) at a discounted price of $17 each. All discounted tickets must be ordered on one form with payment included.
Regional Directors will have discounted ticket order forms available. To ensure receiving tickets, please order ASAP by giving orders and money to your Regional Director or by mailing the forms and payment to the Choir office: National Christian Choir, PO Box 1600 Germantown, MD 20875
All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee ticket availability closer to the performance date.
Additional General Admission tickets (more than the four mentioned above) will be $22 each. Director’s Circle tickets are available at $35 each.
Parent Badges and tickets will be distributed at the last combined rehearsal.
Registration: To register, click below to fill out and submit registration form. After registering, you will be assigned to a regional rehearsal near you. Also, please print out the recommendation form, have it signed and bring it to the first regional rehearsal along with the Registration Fee ($20).
Contact Us: If you have questions not covered here, please contact us.