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Chester Children's Chorus

Department Overview

The mission of the Chester Children's Chorus is to provide an intensive, sophisticated, and joyful choral music experience to young people of the City of Chester and to support their academic achievement and personal development.

John Alston, former associate professor of music at Swarthmore College, founded the Chorus in 1994 to offer Chester children the same opportunity to change their lives through music that he was offered as a boy by the Newark (N.J.) Boys Choir. The chorus began with seven boys from one elementary school. Today, the CCC numbers 130 children, ages 8-18, from every school in the City of Chester, Pa.

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Watch the Chester Children's Chorus in various concert performances.