Pensacola Children's Chorus
|Pensacola Children's Chorus|
|Founding Artistic Directors||Susan & Allen Pote|
The Pensacola Children's Chorus is a youth choral group that has achieved national prominence under the direction of founders Susan and Allen Pote. It has more than 300 singers between grades 3-12. The group began in 1990, originally intended to accompany the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for a single performance. The group was so well-received that the Symphony Board officially organized the Pensacola Symphony Children's Chorus. The Chorus became independent from the Symphony in 1994.
- Performance in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. for a reception honoring the 30th Anniversary of the Florida House
- Performance at the Congressional Staff Christmas Party in the East Room of the White House in Washingon D.C.
- 16th District of Paris Concert Hall
- Harrow Arts Center, London
- The Dream Factory at Aylesford School and Language College in Warwick, England
- The American Church in Paris, France
- The Basilica of Notre Dame in Montreal, Quebec
- The Hofkirche in Lucerne, Switzerland
- The Heilbronn, Germany Wine Festival
- Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City
- A national telecast of the "Hour of Power" from the Crystal Cathedral in California
- Singing the National Anthem at a Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, Texas
- Performances aboard two cruise ships
- Performance of "And a Little Child Shall Lead Them" with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra - an original work for chorus and orchestra by composer and Director Allen Pote
- The Blue Angels' 50th Anniversary Banquet
- The commissioning of two U.S. Navy ships at Pensacola's Naval Air Station
- A recording for the National Museum of Naval Aviation's IMAX Theater production of "The Magic of Flight"
- Recordings of musicals for the Hope Publishing Company which have received national distribution
- Performance with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in a benefit concert titled "The Sound of Miracles"
- Performance with Pensacola Opera in a locally written production titled "Hurricane Monologues"
- Ashley Brown, originator of the role of Mary Poppins on Broadway
- Will Hedgecock, singer and electrical engineer
- Hanan Tarabay, opera singer who has sung with Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo
- Abigail Spencer, star of canceled Lifetime Television's original series Angela's Eyes
- Katy Mixon, movie and television actress