The award-winning Columbus International Children's Choir (CICC) offers premier singing education and performance experience for children ages 4-18 of Central Ohio. Watch the CICC's winning performance at the 2014 World Choir Games
CICC was the Winner of the Category of Youth Choirs of Equal Voices at the major world competition 2014 World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.
The choir was also awarded silver medal in the Champions Competition Category "Musica Sacra" at the 2014 World Choir Games.
Other awards include gold and silver diplomas at 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, 3rd place at the youth choirs division of the major national competition, the American Prize in 2012.
The Columbus International Children's Choir performs in the most prestigious national and international venues. In June 2015, CICC had a spotlight performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.
The choir debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2006. CICC has been on concert tours to Beijing, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Fort Wayne, etc. The choir performed in concerts with the finest professional musicians including New England Symphonic Ensemble, New York City Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Opera Project Columbus, tenor Brian Cheney, and violinist Arkadiy Gips.
Our singers performed leading roles in a variety of venues including school musicals and won numerous awards in local and national singing competitions. In the spring of 2014 our singers performed in opera Pagliacci, by Ruggero Leoncavallo, directed by Christopher Purdy and conducted by maestro Alessandro Siciliani.
Singing in the choir gives children an opportunity to
- Acquire strong vocal skills
- Develop ability to read and understand music
- Learn music of various styles, time periods, and countries
- Get exposure to foreign languages
- Develop confidence to perform on stage
- Meet and perform with outstanding musicians
- Perform in top national and international venues
- Develop self-discipline and responsibility
- Make new friends
- Visit new places
Each member of the choir gets personal attention from conductors. When necessary, the conductors and a voice teacher work with choir members individually or in small groups.
We invite all children, who love music and want to become better singers, to join the Columbus International Children's Choir.