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Southern California Children's Chorus

Director: Lori Loftus

Southern California Children's Chorus


In response to requests for a child-focused organization, the Southern California Children's Chorus was founded in 1996 as an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to "enriching children's lives through distinguished choral music education and world-class performance."

Over 300 children are enrolled in a sequential choral program consisting of seven choirs: Ensemble, Concert, Advanced, Intermediate, Apprentice, Primary and Kinder levels. Guided by a talented and diverse Board of Directors and a highly-skilled musical and administrative staff, choral members perform locally throughout the year at special events and venues like the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Auditions are held in May, August, and early September.

Tuition, wardrobe and music fees are established annually. The SCCC is dedicated to making its programs available to children from all economic backgrounds, providing scholarships and other forms of assistance to families in need. Striving to make membership as affordable as possible, the SCCC engages in an array of fundraising activities, deriving the significant portion of its budget not covered by tuition from tax-deductible contributions from the community as well as support from grant-making organizations.


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Southern California Children's Chorus : Simple Gifts : 00  1 CD : Lori Loftus : 

Southern California Children's Chorus : Simple Gifts

Review: The Concert Chorus of the Southern California Children's Chorus gives a very joyous performance. Simple Gifts contains mostly sacred pieces for treble voices. The chorus sings early pieces by Praetorius and Banchieri as well as 20th century pieces by Zoltan Kodaly. The title piece by Aaron Copland is arranged by director Lori Loftus. Many pieces are a cappella and the others are accompanied by David Lomakin. The pieces chosen have many solos featuring some of the group's talented singers.

Songlist: Jubilate Deo (Adriano Banchieri), Sing dem Herrn (Michael Praetorius), Musika, dein ganz ganz leiblich Kunst (Johann Jeep), Art Thou Troubled? (George Frederic Handel), A Pentatonic Alleluia (Ross Whitney), Psalm 150 (Zoltan Kodaly), Salmo (Ernami Aguiar), Kyrie (James McCray), Psalm 100 (Rene Clausen), Nigra Sum (Pablo Casals), Simple Gifts (Aaron Copland, arr: Lori Loftus), Bay Dooka (Nancy Telfer), S'Vivon (Traditional Hevrew Song, arr: Betty Bertaux), Al Shlosha D'Varim (Allen E. Naplan, arr: David Fischer), Niska Banja (Nick Page), One Hand, One Heart (Leonard Berstein, arr: David Fischer), America, The Beautiful, I'm Goin' Up a Yonder (Walter Hawkins, arr: Martin Sirvatka), I Am Your Child (Marty Panzer & Barry Manilow), Go Where I Send Thee! (A Gospel Spiritual, arr: Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory), May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

7221c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs

Southern California Children's Chorus : Simple Gifts (Holiday Concert) : 00  1 CD : Lori Loftus : 

Southern California Children's Chorus : Simple Gifts (Holiday Concert)

Review: The SCCC, founded by artistic director Lori Loftus, involves 200 choristers in a sequential choral program consisting of 6 choirs. The 65 mixed-voice Concert Chorus, under Lori's leadership, is rapidly becoming the leading children's chorus in Southern California. 21 songs, the first 11, all arranged by Lori, are religious and sacred music, with the exception of the traditional title tune, arranged by Aaron Copeland. Banchieri's "Jubilate Deo," Praetorius' "Sing dem Herrn," Handel's "Art Thou Troubled," Zoltan Kodaly's "Psalm 150," James McCray's "Kyrie," and Rene Clausen's joyous "Psalm 100" are favorites in this group. The traditional Hebrew song "S'Vivon," the upbeat folk tune "Niska Banja," Leonard Bernstein's "One Hand, One Heart," Walter Hawkins' "I'm Goin' Up a Yonder," the spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee!," and the traditional "May the Road Rise Up to Meet You" are other favorites. Piano accompaniment on some songs. Excellent song selection and the spirited harmonies of talented youthful choristers-"Simple" is truly a gift!

Songlist: The Joy of Bells: Din Don! Merrily on High, All Ye Who Music Love, Petite Mass: Gloria, Carol of the Bells, Cum Sancto Spiritu, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Hiney Mah Tov, Dravidian Dithyramb, My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs, Patapan, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, Must Be Santa, Kindle the Hanukkah Lights, Parents, White Christmas

7712c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella Childrens Choir Christmas

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