CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Choir School at St. Peter’s, Charlotte’s leading music education program, today announced it is changing its name to Charlotte Choir School. The name change reflects the organization’s commitment to the city of Charlotte and the community it serves.
The 30th season for Charlotte Choir School carries on following the completion of their Fall Concert in October. The music education program announces the details of their annual Christmas concert with tradition woven throughout.
Originally founded in 1993 as a boys choir in the classic English tradition, the now-independent school has grown to include five distinct choirs of boys and girls whose members range in age from seven to eighteen, in residence at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
“We have chorister alum who now have their children going through the program,” Artistic Director, Elizabeth Lenti explains. “As the seasons go on, we find so much joy in seeing traditions being formed not only within our program but within the choristers that emerge from it.”
Tieing in the tradition and joy this season brings, the independent non-profit plans for a full house to attend their annual Christmas concert, Joyful, set to take place on December 9th and 10th at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
“Our Christmas concert is a staple of our program which we love bringing to the Charlotte community each year. This year, our 30th season, brings so many reasons to celebrate, which is why we chose the name Joyful for the concert. You can expect to hear classics alongside carols making it the perfect family outing to get into the holiday spirit,” Lenti says.
Every year the choirs of Charlotte Choir School perform for thousands of audience members, offering three concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Uptown Charlotte as well as performances in secular and sacred settings throughout the Charlotte region. As part of their season this year, the MasterSingers will be the choir in Residence at Well Cathedral in Wells, England from July 6th through the 17th.
Along with MasterSingers, the Boys and Girls Tour Choirs will begin to travel domestically during Summer 2023. Exact dates and locations will be announced early Spring.
How to buy tickets to Joyful: Tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, Nov. 11 online at https://charlottechoirschool.org.
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About Charlotte Choir School
Since 1993, Charlotte Choir School has enriched and strengthened young lives through excellent, rigorous music education and choral performance. Conceived in the English choral tradition, the program serves young men and women from every background and corner of the Charlotte region, with more than 75 students aged seven to 18 comprising five distinct choirs. Over its nearly 30 year history, the organization has taught more than 800 Charlotte-area students. Entirely tuition-free, the 501(c)3 nonprofit relies on individual contributions, foundation, and corporate support. You can learn more at CharlotteChoirSchool.org.