Children's Chorus of San Antonio

Children's Chorus of San Antonio

The Children's Chorus of San Antonio is used to performing all over South Texas, but now they're practicing for a show they're taking all the way to New York City.

courtesy Brittain Pittman

The San Antonio Symphony's part of the Las Americas Festival has finished, but there's another event in the series.  It involves the pairing of Doc Watkins' Big Band with the Children's Chorus of San Antonio.

"We have the Children's Chorus of San Antonio, along with my band, which is a 9-piece salsa band, and we're going to be celebrating the music of Cuba and Puerto Rico and Brazil, from South America, Latin America and the Caribbean."

Oksana Karle

Fiesta 2015 officially ended on April 26, but the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio (CCSA) kept the bi-cultural celebration going at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 3 at their “Fiesta In Song” concert. The program was made up of contemporary choral music of the Americas, including songs by Irving Berlin and Bill Withers, as well as Francisco Núñez and Ivo Antognini.

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts continues to roll out events. At mid-month it’s featuring Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. Here’s YOSA’s Music Director Troy Peters with the program's layout.

“A performance of "Peter and the Wolf," featuring YOSA and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. And we’ll surround that beloved family classic with a bunch of music exploring the cultural heritage of San Antonio,” he said.

Peters explained the reason for the wide program schedule in addition to "Peter and the Wolf."

CCSA

There are some big changes happening at the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. We'll get to that in a moment, but first, I talked to Artistic Director Marguerite McCormick about this Sunday’s event at Concordia Lutheran Church.

“Sunday’s performance is a big celebration. This is our 30th anniversary season and we have lots of wonderful choirs that are going to be singing in the concert as always," she said. "But we also have some wonderful alumni that are going to be in the audience and are going to come up and sing.”

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