The Notre Dame Children's Choir (NDCC) is an ecumenical ensemble for Christian sacred music open to singers from birth to age 17. In addition to learning healthy vocal technique, choristers practice the fundamentals of reading and expressing music. Each season, the NDCC hosts a festival of sacred children’s choirs, collaborates with important conductors and composers, participates in annual musical retreats, regional tours, and performs at a variety of churches. NDCC is free to all choristers. Our mission is to educate the whole singer through music, spirituality, and community.
Initiated in the fall of 2013 with a twenty-voice choir, the NDCC has grown into a five choir program of over 120 singers. The program regularly commissions new works of sacred music and invites guest directors to lead our singers. It is our belief that young singers should be at the center of every church or community choral program.
We believe that our choristers are capable of the highest level of music making when encouraged in a nurturing musical, spiritual, and social environment. We do not simply educate singers, we create whole individuals.
In 2014 the choirs participated in a conference titled, The Chorister and the Church of the Future. The choir performed J.S. Bach's cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme as part of the headline concert. In the spring, the choirs performed an outdoor production of Benjamin Britten's opera, Noye's Fludde. In the spring of 2015 the Chamber Choir embarked on the NDCC's first regional tour to the east coast including performances in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Most recently the choir participated in a TEDx Conference at the University of Notre Dame titled, "What if children were more than cute?".
We hope to see many of you at our auditions for the coming season. Singers with changing voices are welcome to apply. Watch our Registration page for audition locations, dates, and times. It is never too early to contact us with questions or register online.