The Texas Hill Country Youth Choir, formerly known as the Fredericksburg Children’s Chorale, is a community choir for children in the 2nd through 12th grades. The name was changed to reflect the make-up of the Choir whose singer’s come from a seven county area of the Hill Country.
The mission of the THCYC is to bring young singers together with the purpose of making beautiful music in rehearsal and performance. The choir emphasizes excellence in singing through the teaching of music reading skills, healthy vocal skills, performance etiquette and practices, and choir literature of outstanding quality. We believe that the art of singing together in a choir can create success in a young person’s life by developing the tools of self-expression, which are confidence, discipline, leadership and the ability to recognize and appreciate beauty in the world.
The THCYC offers rehearsals in Kerrville and Fredericksburg, and has two levels of choirs. The Training Choir is for boys and girls in the 2nd through 4th grades; the Youth Choir is for boys and girls in the 5th through 12th grades.
Fredericksburg rehearsals are held at the Fredericksburg Middle School choir room on Tuesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. for the Training Choir and 5:30 –7:00 p.m. for the Youth Choir. Kerrville rehearsals are held on Thursdays, at 1st Presbyterian Church choir room at the same times as above. All singers come together for three rehearsals before each concert performance. A three-day summer choir camp is held each year in early August. The choir season runs from late August to early May, with time off for school holidays.
The Fredericksburg Children’s Chorale gained a respected reputation in the last two decades. In the past, members of the Children’s Chorale enjoyed trips to Germany, Canada, Louisiana, Oklahoma and throughout the state of Texas. During those trips the choir sang with adults and children from several countries and throughout the United States. The children also had the privilege of performing and working with a variety of musicians and choral professionals in Fredericksburg through our Guest Artist program.