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The San Gabriel Valley Children's Chorus (SGVCC) was founded in 1998 by Artistic Director and Conductor Samuel Lin. Students, ranging in age from 5 to 18, are trained in four different choirs: the Apprentice Choir, Intermediate Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir. The chorus performs a diverse repertoire, including motets from the Renaissance period, classical and contemporary choral works, traditional folk songs, and Broadway musicals. Students are guided in their pursuit of musical enrichment and excellence while celebrating diversity through the study of choral music.

Additionally, SGVCC encourages participation in the Voice Certificate of Merit evaluation, organizes church and community service activities, and seeks governmental commendations to reward outstanding students.

SGVCC's Concert Choir and Chamber Choir demonstrate superb quality through their beautiful harmony, colorful tone quality, sensitive musicality, exciting and versatile programs, and unique interpretation of music from various origins and time periods. In addition to their regular annual concerts and community events, they have proven to be outstanding ambassadors for the organization.

Accomplishments of the SGVCC include:

  • From 2000 to 2004, the choir toured various parts of the United States, including Northern California, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., and Hawaii.

  • In 2006, the choir participated in the 200th Anniversary Concert of Mozart at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.

  • In 2007, the choir performed jointly with the Czech Lark Choir from Zidlochovice, Czech Republic.

  • In 2008, the choir participated in the Charity Concerts "Help the Aug.8 Flood" and "Love Taiwan".

  • In 2009, the choir received a scholarship to the eight-day Japan International Youth Musicale Festival in Shizuoka, Japan.

  • In 2011, the choir participated in the "Elijah and Mendelssohn’s Master Works" concert.

  • In 2012, the choir received the 3rd Place Award and Jury Choice’s Award at the Vienna International Music Competition and qualified to perform in the world-renowned Wiener Musikverein.

  • In 2014, the choir participated in the charity concert "Israel in Egypt".

  • In 2015, the choir was invited by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to perform in the Christmas Celebration Programs at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

  • In 2016, the choir participated in the Choral Festival in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, and toured Venice, Florence, and Rome in Italy.

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