New Interim Artistic Director Named

Mr. Caleb McClay has been appointed Interim Artistic Director of the Arlington Children’s Chorus, and will direct the Troubadour and Bel Canto tiers, working under the mentorship of Mr. Kevin Carr.  

After 10 years as the Founder and Artistic Director of the ACC, Mr. Carr has stepped down from his position as Artistic Director.  Mr. Carr will be still very much involved with the Chorus as he transitions to his new role as CEO, helping to oversee the direction, planning and development of the ACC with its Board of Directors.  The ACC very much appreciates everything Mr. Carr has accomplished to date, and looks forward to working with him in his new role. 

Ms. Taylor Simpson and Ms. Linda Hemphill will continue overseeing the Dolce tier. The Board and the entire ACC family are very much looking forward to an exciting season ahead.

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ACC Spring Concert
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The ACC Spring Concert was a huge success! The full chorus led off with The Star-Spangled Banner and It’s a Small World before the individual groups’ performances and then finished off with two spectacular numbers with the full chorus again. Mr. Carr taught the audience the Greek Alphabet while they participated with the ACC singing in round. We look forward to another amazing year!

Winter “Sleigh Ride” Concert
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After a last minute change due to an impending snow-storm, the winter-themed concert showcased the Bel Canto, Troubadour and Dolce choristers led by their artistic director Kevin Carr. The program was holiday themed and included some beautiful lesser-known pieces along with some traditional holiday songs.

A huge thank-you to everyone involved!

An Evening at the Willard Hotel

On December 11, 2018, our Bel Canto and Troubadour choristers entertained in the beautifully decorated lobby of this elegant D.C. landmark while visitors and guests mingled. ACC’s repertoire included pieces from several cultures as well as seasonal favorites.

Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center

The ACC performed at the Kennedy Center in conjunction with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra accompanying Ballet West for the seven-show run. Singing at the world-renowned performing arts center right here in our own backyard was an experience that will last a lifetime for our young choristers. Imagine the memories they’ll share for years.

Upcoming Event at the Willard Hotel

Come check out the ACC performing live at the Willard Hotel on Tuesday, December 11 from 5-7 pm in the beautifully decorated and world-famous lobby.


For more information on the event, check out this article in The Washington Post:  “No happy hour experience in D.C. immerses you in the holiday spirit like the Willard’s free nightly caroling performances.”