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Children’s chorus holds first concert

The first spring concert of the Selma Children’s Chorus, directed by Dr. Camilla Horne, was held Sunday, May 21 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The concert drew a crowd of about 50 and showcased the talent and hard work of five third graders who have been rehearsing together since January.

The mission of the Selma Children’s Chorus and Orchestra is to “educate and train a talented and diverse group of children in Dallas County to perform choral and instrumental music.”

In years to come, the chorus looks to grow in number, age and diversity.

Dr. Horne commented at the concert saying, “I can’t wait to take this show on the road!”

While the chorus is in its humble beginnings, those in attendance were excited about the chorus’ potential, according to St. Paul rector Jack Alvey.

Horne said music boosts the cognitive development of a child and teaches them to be a team player.

Alvey said he hopes the chorus will also help bring Selma together.

“The Selma Children’s Chorus has an incredible opportunity to bring children of all backgrounds together for a common purpose to promote unity within and beyond the city,” Alvey said.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Selma Children’s Chorus and plans for next year, please contact Dr. Horne at (651) 295.4686 or cdoesmusic247@aol.com or the Rev. Jack Alvey at (334) 874.8421 or rector@stpaulselma.org.

Members of the 2017 chorus are Lilly Alsobrook, Mary Grace Corey, Jacqueline Fairchild Garner, Libby Pearce and Elizabeth James Roberts.