About The Choir

Registration for our Spring session will begin Monday, January 27, 2020. We welcome all Kindergarten – 5th grade singers. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 3:00-4:00
First rehearsal is Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:00-4:00!

BCClogo20aAbout The Choir

Welcoming all K-5 graders to join the Bend Children’s Choir!

The choir, under the direction of James W. Knox, Professor of Music at Central Oregon Community College, will be preparing for the Alumni Concert. The concert will bring joy to the hearts of the singers involved and the families attending. As a music educator, Jim is devoted to creating choral excellence, instilling values of self-discipline and commitment, and building lasting friendships while inspiring the artist within each child through the power of music.

Established in 2009, both Heather and Jim Knox saw a need to provide their own kids the opportunity to sing, learn basic notation and performance experience. Word spread quickly about the Bend Children’s Choir and within weeks, the numbers grew to a staggering 90 singers!

BCC’s first holiday performance was a huge success in part of helpful volunteers from COCC music students and the surrounding community. Over the years, they have had many successful concerts in collaboration with the Kids Center and recently, last year’s Holiday Magic concert had over 70 choristers on the Tower’s stage, along with the Cascade Chorale, which Jim also directs.

This term, the choir will have nine rehearsals and one concert performance. Choristers are expected to have attended at least eight of the rehearsals and be able to attend the concert. All fees are expected to be paid by the second rehearsal.

There are, usually, two terms (Fall and Spring) each season. Each term requires separate registration applications and fees, and choristers must be in the Kindergarten through 5th grade class levels. Click on the Join the Choir page to begin registration.

Thanks for your interest in the choir!