Roanoke College Children's Choir

SALEM, Va.-The Roanoke College Preparatory Division Children's Choir will present its annual spring concert for the 18th year Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in the Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center, Roanoke. Tickets are $17, $14, $11 and a $3 discount for children 12 and under. Tickets can be ordered through the Jefferson Center Box Office, (540) 345-2550 or online at

The concert will include special musical guests, the Brass 5 and several members of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. The program will include works by Bach, Mozart and Pergolesi contrasted with selections from Gospel, Broadway and a special patriotic finale in tribute to our Armed Forces.

During the month of April members of the choir have performed at musical festivals in Williamsburg and Philadelphia, at a Phillie's baseball game, and for a conference at the Greenbrier.

Established in 1987, the Roanoke College Children's Choir is made up of more than 250 children divided into three training choirs and a concert choir. Choir members, ranging in age eight to 18, are chosen through auditions in May of every year, and are from throughout the Roanoke Valley and surrounding communities, representing over 55 different schools.

Under the direction of Kimberly R. Davidson, choir members receive a musical experience designed to develop and encourage their personal and musical growth. The challenging program of voice and choral repertoire demands dedication and discipline from its young members. This commitment to excellence has resulted in an impressive resume for the Children's Choir including a joint concert with the United States Army Band, chosen twice as the Official Choir of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C. to sing for the President, and as a Featured Choir at the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall in March 2004.