Pensacola Children's Chorus

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Pensacola Children's Chorus


Established 1990
Type performing arts
Artistic & Executive Director Alex Gartner

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 1-12. The group began in 1990, originally as a project of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. 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.

Notable Performances[edit]

  • 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"
  • Performance at the 2017 Limerick Sings International Choral Festival in Limerick, Ireland
  • Performance at the 2019 convocation of the Florida chapter of the American Choral Directors Association
  • Performance at the 2020 Southern region convocation of the American Choral Directors Association

Notable Alumni[edit]