About Centennial Children's Chorus

Centennial Children's Chorus (CCC) builds upon the vocal training offered in the schools and is dedicated to performing quality music literature in a variety of musical experiences that can be enjoyed by all ages.

The repertoire is selected to fit the skill level of each choir with focus on quality choral works for children's choirs.  Former CCC members have gone on to teach music, perform in professional music organizations, as well as perform in musical theater throughout the world. 

What we Do

The mission of Centennial Children's Chorus is to provide quality music education with the goal of attaining artistic excellence in choral music performance.  The organization endeavors to enrich the lives of youth from all religious, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds.  The program strives to foster the personal and social growth of its members and to promote their sense of self-esteem, discipline, accomplishment, and pride.

Who we are

Centennial Children's Chorus is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 46-1501448).  Formed in 1983 and based in Fort Collins, Colorado, CCC serves youth in kindergarten through eight grade from the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnstown, Ault, Wellington, Timnath, Severance, Windsor, Bellvue, LaPorte, and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

 our Staff

We have many talented and caring individuals who make our program possible. Read more about our CCC Staff here >

 

Our History

 

In the fall of 1983, Peggy Rosenkranz organized the Centennial Children’s Chorus with the help of several interested parents who shared her hope and dream that Fort Collins could support a citywide children’s choir. After starting with one choir of 57 voices, over the past three decades, over two-thousand young lives have been enriched by their involvement in CCC. Currently, 165 singers make-up the four choirs, with members from communities across Northern Colorado.

CCC has hosted Children's Choir Festivals with nationally know directors: Scot Franklin, Henry Leck, Francisco Nunez, Jim Papoulis, and Joshua Pedde. Joining with CCC were choirs from Greeley, Cheyenne, Colorado Springs, Littleton, and Longmont.  The choirs have performed with many local and regional musical organizations including the Larimer Chorale, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Loveland Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Collins Chamber Chorale, Opera Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers, the CSU Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Canyon Concert Ballet, and the University of Wyoming Orchestra and Choir.

 

Honors

 

2014, 2016
Performances in Eugene, Oregon as part of the Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival in conjunction with the Oregon Bach Festival.

 2013
Hosted Greeley Children’s Chorale for choral festival with guest conductor, Joshua Pedde.

Performance in Canterbury and London as part of the International Children’s Choral Festival.

2012
CCC members Jaden Adamson, Maia Jorgensen, Rachel Nelson, Margaret Thompson, and Zoie Tollison selected to sing in the SWACDA Honor Choir in Dallas, Texas.

First performance by Bel Canto at the Colorado Music Educators Association at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Performance in Denver as part of the Sing A Mile Hile Children’s Choral Festival. 

2011
CCC members Jaden Adamson, Maia Jorgensen, and Margaret Thompson selected to sing in the ACDA National Honor Choir in Chicago, Illinois.

Performances in Eugene, Oregon as part of the Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival in conjunction with the Oregon Bach Festival.

1987 – 2012
Eight performances at the Colorado Music Educators Association at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs; most recently in January, 2012.

2010
CCC members Jaden Adamsen, Whitney Hammond, Maia Jorgensen, Anne Lonowski, Katie McCollum, Trevor Sharp, and Rose VanDyne selected for the ACDA Honor Choirs in Denver, Colorado in February, 2010.

2008
Performances in New Orleans as part of the Crescent City Choral Festival. 

2007
CCC members Danny Herr and Julia Way selected for the ACDA National Honor Choir in Miami, Florida in March, 2007. 

2006
Participated in the 10th Anniversary of the International Children’s Choir Festival in Canterbury and London, England which included a performance by Centennial Children’s Chorus in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. 

2005
CCC members Royston Hunget, Kirsten Brauch, and Amelia Eads selected for the ACDA National Honor Choir in Los Angeles. 

2004
CCC members Sarah Hunt, Julia Colbert, Jason Pacini, and Mike Haddorff selected for ACDA Honor Choirs in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

2003
Performances in Hawaii (Island of Oahu) as part of the Pacific Rim Children’s Choir Festival. 

2002
CCC members Sarah Hunt and Mike Haddorff selected for ACDA Honor Choirs in Houston, Texas. 

2000
Performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City as the featured choir in the National Children’s Choir Festival. 

1999
CCC members Skyler Gamble and Brendon Votipka selected to participate in the ACDA National Boy’s Honor Choir in Chicago.

1998
CCC nominated for Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. 

1996
Participated in International Children’s Choir Festival in London and Canterbury, England. CCC had their own performances in the Canterbury Cathedral and St.Martin-in-the-Fields in London. 

1993
Performances at Disneyland. 

1992
CCC chosen to be the sole children’s choir to perform at the regional American Choral Directors Association in Kansas City. 

1989
Participated in AMERICA SINGS, a national music festival in Washington, D.C. One of our CCC members, Annetta Haynes, was chosen to sing “Star Spangled Banner” before an audience of 15,000 at the final concert.