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Mayor Purzycki, Cultural Affairs Director Betz Share Details of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus FREE Virtual Summer Camp

Post Date:06/23/2020 12:30 PM

 Registration is now open for the online camp, which will run from July 6 to 24

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz today are pleased to share an announcement from the Wilmington Children’s Chorus (WCC) about its FREE Virtual Summer Camp, July 6-24. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the WCC has moved its annual summer camp entirely online this year, and registration is now open for qualified young participants. The news release from the Wilmington Children’s Chorus is presented below. WCC virtual rehearsals

 The program can be accessed from anywhere with a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other device.

WILMINGTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS OFFERS FREE VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP
 
WILMINGTON, Del. – The Wilmington Children’s Chorus is offering a FREE Virtual Summer Camp from July 6-24 for youth who have finished grades 2-8. This camp is ideal for any interested child, from the beginner who is ready to learn, to the advanced singer looking for a new challenge. Registration is available now at https://www.wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org/events/summer-day-camp/

In addition to pre-recorded lessons and activities that can be accessed anytime, campers will join in live music making through “Zoom” classes with expert music educators for one hour each day. Youth will learn new music, build music reading skills, have fun with percussion, and more! All participants will have a chance to share their work in a final camp video showcasing their talents and camp projects. Participation is free and the program can be accessed from anywhere with a computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device.

“We are so excited to offer our popular summer day camp in this new virtual format,” said WCC Artistic Director Kimberly Doucette. “Even though we can’t see our campers face-to-face, this is a great way to make music, learn new skills, and interact with others who love to sing.”

The Wilmington Children’s Chorus is a multicultural children’s choir partially supported by the City of Wilmington, Michael S. Purzycki, Mayor, as a project of Cityfest, Inc. Any qualified child can participate for free, regardless of financial or social background. The choir produces annual Candlelight Holiday Concerts and Spring Concerts and performs with the area’s top professional arts organizations, including The Delaware Symphony Orchestra and OperaDelaware. The choir holds auditions for new members, ages 8-18, in early September and January. For information about the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, please visit www.WilmingtonChildrensChorus.org.

The Wilmington Children’s Chorus is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. 

This summer camp is free for all qualified participants, made possible through a generous grant from the Delaware Community Foundation's COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund.

WCC Camp 2019

Wilmington Children’s Chorus Summer Camp, July 2018

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INQUIRIES:

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email:jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov

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