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History

   

Crescendo Community Chorus, supported by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, began in 2002 and was originally known as the South Hill Children's Chorus. Dr. Lynn M. Brinckmeyer, the first Artistic Director, was head of the Music Education program at Eastern Washington University and had a heart for young singers. She continued directing until 2006 when she moved to Texas where she is currently Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University. Ms. Sharon Smith became the new Artistic Director that year and has continued to inspire love of music and growth in musicality ever since.


In 2007, the Chorus reorganized to reach a broader age group and wider geographical area. Along with the Preparatory Choir, the Concert Choir was added for older, more advanced singers. As part of this new direction, the name was changed to Kinderchor of Spokane and 501(c)3 status was established.


As the organization grew and reached its 10th anniversary in 2013, it was suggested and agreed upon that the name be changed to Crescendo Community Chorus, branding the concept of ‘growth.’ Crescendo is a musical term relating to the gradual increase in volume of a musical passage—a perfect term reflecting the hearts of the singers and goals of the organization. Shortly thereafter, Cavaliers was added for young men with changing voices.

Crescendo is very active in the community, singing for events and programs of various organizations, including the Northwest Scared Music Chorale, Spokane Youth Symphony (Mass of the Children by John Rutter), the Spokane Symphony (Opening Gala for the Trophee Mondial, the international accordion organization), the Moscow Ballet (the snow scene in the Nutcracker), a fundraiser for the Spokane Aids Network as sponsored by the touring cast of ‘Wicked’, the Star Spangled Banner for the Spokane Chiefs and the Spokane Indians, and in a pre-concert performance at the Spokane Public Schools All-City Instrumental Music Concert at the Arena.


One of the strengths of our program is that ALL kids are accepted as equals in our choirs. No one is turned away. The singers model acceptance and love. At retreats, rehearsals, performances, or social gatherings, the groups become family and provide love and compassion for any singer who walks through the door.

 

If you have a singer that would love to be a part of this quality program, please Contact Us!

A great piece about the organization was published by The Spokesman Review.
Take a look at it here:
"Choir Sets Stage for Kids’ Artistic, Personal Growth"


To support Crescendo Community Chorus,
please use the link below or send your donations to
PO Box 9961
Spokane, WA  99209



If you would like to specify a use for your donation, please send an email to
treasurer@crescendocommunitychorus.org