Directed by Susan Hoitt, Mobile’s Singing Children is the premier youth choir on the Gulf Coast. We provide opportunity for children to receive classical voice training of the very highest quality, as well as perform music of the highest caliber in age-appropriate ensembles.
In our 35-year history, MSC has toured and performed in Europe, Canada and numerous states in the U.S. We have been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” and were named Official Children’s Choir for Mobile’s Tri-Centennial Celebration Silver Anniversary Concert Series. We are the official choir for the Mobile Symphony and the Mobile Opera.
Mobile’s Singing Children consists of four choirs:
The Preparatory Choir is a training choir for those singers who need to develop their musical skills and gain more experience with rehearsal/performance situations. The choir aims to instill good vocal habits and build reading skills in its singers. Unison part singing and music theory class is part of the curriculum.
The Intermezzo Choir is for singers who are more experienced in using their vocal instrument. This choir aims to instill good vocal habits and to continue reading skills in its singers. Two-part and three-part singing is introduced. Music theory class is part of the curriculum.
The Concert Choir is is the premier independent community chorus. This choir is for exceptionally talented young singers in 5th – 12th grade with treble voices. It aims to challenge its members with a wide range of literature and performance experiences. Singers in this choir have demonstrated excellent vocal artistry and musical skill for their age, as well as a fine sense of responsibility and behavior. This choir is the main touring group of Mobile’s Singing Children.
Encore! is for High School singers with one or more years of experience. Some Encore! Singers have been members of Mobile’s Singing Children in another ensemble. Some Encore! singers have no previous MSC experience, but may have trained in a church choir or school choir, for example.