1977 – Founded by Bonnie Jean and Valrey Early, the very first group of Mobile’s Singing Children was comprised of 20 – 25 singers, ages 8 – 10 years old

1982 – MSC was chartered as a non-profit organization by the state of Alabama

1983 – MSC’s First European tour, Germany and Austria.

1990 – MSC’s Tour of Toronto, Canada

1994 – MSC’s Solo Performance Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York

1996 – MSC’s Second European tour, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Performed at Cathedral of Our Lady, Strasbourg, France.

1998 – MSC Performed at Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, Young Voices Honor Choir Festival, Auburn University

1999 – MSC’s Washington, D.C. Tour. Performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

2000 – MSC Performed with “Judy Collins Christmas at the Saenger Theater”, Mobile Opera: Aaron Copeland’s the Tender Land, Disney World Honor Choir Festival, Orlando, FL Celebration 2000, Mobile Civic Center

2001 – Performed two White House concerts, and at one at Mount Vernon, VA MSC’s Appalachian Tour (Kentucky, Tennessee) Mobile Opera: Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca

2002 – MSC designated Official Children’s Choir for Mobile’s Tri-Centennial Celebration Silver Anniversary Concert Series

2003 – New York, New York Tour Carnegie Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral

2009 – Featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top”.

Performances with Alabama Symphony, Mobile
Symphony, New Orleans World’s Fair, Louisiana
Philharmonic, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Musica
Sacra, Mobile. MSC Concert Choir has traveled
on tours to Texas, Montana, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas.


1 thought on “History”

  1. Margaret E. Thomas said:

    Very impressive work accomplished by Bonnie Jean & Val and their staff and singers! –Lucky children in the Mobile area that this program is available to them! My best to Susan and to Bonnie Jean & Val for their mentoring me long years ago when I began my children’s choir experience, after teaching choral music in high school. –A journey that was finalized in the boychoir genre with the establishment of Mississippi Boychoir in 1995 and the conducting and administering of that program until 2010.

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