CAPITAL CITY GIRLS CHOIR

Capital City Girls Choir (CCGC) is a vocal and music training program for girls from Raleigh, North Carolina, and the surrounding communities. Its three choirs are open to singers from ages nine through eighteen. CCGC is associated with the community outreach program of the Community School of Music at Meredith College.

The choirs have performed at the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the White House, and the Washington National Cathedral.  They have also performed with the North Carolina Symphony under the batons of Maestros Grant Llewelyn and William Henry Curry.  Members of the choirs have also performed in North Carolina Opera Company productions.

The choir has toured in British Columbia, Italy, England and France..  In the United States, CCGC has participated in the Crescent City Choral Festival, Appalachian Festival of Young Voices, and the Children in Harmony Festival at Walt Disney World. In 2002, CCGC was featured as the Honor Choir at Children in Harmony Festival and in 2014, at the Choirs of America Nationals for Children’s and Youth Choirs, where they performed in Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2004, they performed John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, which was conducted by the composer.  Both the Girls Chorale and Cantabile Singers participate annually in the Advanced Choral Workshop and the Piedmont Invitational Children’s Choral Festival.

Choir members have performed with other such noted conductors as Jean Ashworth Bartle, David Brunner, Joan Gregory, Barbara Tagg, Z. Randall Stroope, Lynne Gackle, Henry Leck, Lynnel Joy Jenkins, Janet Galvan, and Carol Ott, and Mary Goetze and Anthony Tracek-King and Tom Shelton and Carol Krueger.