History

Founded in 1987 as a community outreach of Meredith College by Dr. Fran M. Page, the Capital City Girls Choir is one of the nation’s premier choral music education programs for young people.  Weekly training encompasses musicianship, theory, and group vocal instruction and practice.  The choirs give concerts at Meredith and throughout the local community, and have been invited to sing at prestigious choral festivals regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Choir members have performed with other such noted conductors as Jean Ashworth Bartle, David Brunner, Joan Gregory, Barbara Tagg, Z. Randall Stroope, Lynn Gackle, and Henry Leck and other renowned composers and conductors.

Select Performances

Chorus

  • North Carolina Symphony – Raleigh, NC, 2011
  • Raleigh Symphony Orchestra – Raleigh, NC, 2003
  • National Opera Company

Chorale

  • Piedmont Invitational Children’s Choir Festival – Various locales in NC, Annually
  • Appalachian Children’s Chorus Festival of Young Voices – Charleston, WV, 2010, 2014, 2016
  • Children in Harmony Festival at Walt Disney World – Orlando, 2002, 2007
  • Crescent City Choral Festival – New Orleans, 2006
  • North Carolina Summer Institute of Choral Arts – Boone, NC, 2002
  • Rotunda of State Capitol – Raleigh, NC
  • Governor’s Mansion – Raleigh, NC
  • Tryon Palace – New Bern, NC
  • Sertoma Arts Center – Raleigh, NC
  • Spoleto Festival – Charleston, SC
  • Washington National Cathedral – Washington, DC
  • London and Canterbury, England

Cantabile

  • Italy, 2011
  • France, 2009
  • Children in Harmony Festival at Walt Disney World – Orlando, 2002, 2007
  • Mozart’s 250th Birthday Celebration – Salzburg and Vienna, Austria, 2006
  • International Choral Kathaumixw Program – British Columbia, Canada, 2004
  • The White House
  • North Carolina Governor’s Mansion
  • England & Wales 30th Anniversary Tour, 2017 – including the 70th annual Llangollen International Music Festival in Northern Wales with two-time Grammy Award-winning American composer Christopher Tin, in his Calling All Dawns song cycle