The Lawrence Children’s Choir was founded in the fall of 1991 by Janeal Crabb Krehbiel and her sister Marilyn Crabb Epp. The original choir consisted of 40 singers from 4th – 8th grade and was supported by the Lawrence Arts Center for the first two years. In September of 1993 the choir incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. Since then, LCC has further refined its repertoire and attracted national attention.
The Lawrence Children’s Choir includes the Tour Choir (5th through 10th grade) along with a smaller group of Tour Choir members known as our Ambassador Choir (9th and 10th grade). Membership in our Tour Choir is held by audition each spring. Choristers (3rd through 6th grade) welcomes all singers who have the ability to match pitch. Cadenza (1st through 3rd grade) is a choir open to all children who enjoy singing.
Capo (serving children ages 3 through 5) is our preschool program that introduces children to sounds, beats, and rythymic movement. A recent addition to our program is our Senior Choir,
LCC presently serves more than 150 children, ages preschooler through 10th grade as well as over 30 senior citizens. Ms. Carolyn Welch has replaced Ms. Janeal Krehbiel as Artistic Director of our choral programs.
The Lawrence Children's Choir, Inc. offers programs to young singers regardless of race or color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability or religious beliefs.
Click here to read the Lawrence Journal World's recent article about our choral programs.