Moore County Choral Society Community Outreach
Performers and audiences alike benefit directly through a number of MCCS programs. Countless others receive the indirect benefit of living in a community where efforts such as these improve the quality of life for all.
MCCS 2022 Scholarship Winner Jasean Young
Student Enrichment Project
"Education is a vital part of our mission and the society is proud to offer young musicians the opportunity not only to perform, but to be mentored by society members."
- Maestra Dorsey
MCCS' Student Enrichment Project provides access, opportunity and education to area youth and enables MCCS to preserve and share the rich heritage of choral music with future generations. The project consists of four vital programs: Choral Internships, Childrens Chorus, Tickets for Kids, and Scholarships.
Tickets for Kids
This program provides access to local junior and high school students to attend live choral performances at no charge. Students may secure tickets through their school choral director or MCCS from the Contact page. Adults are welcomed to accompany students but only Tickets for Kids are free.
The chorus is open to students in grades 3-6. Students perform a wide variety of sacred and secular choral literature. Singers are instructed on vocal technique, rhythmic accuracy, and diction. It is the hope and desire of the Society to provide elementary-aged children the opportunity for choral singing in a supportive environment.
"The Moore County Choral Society, first founded in 1975, continues not only to entertain, but also to educate and inspire through its scholarship program, which is a mainstay of their efforts, to provide young vocalists with funds to continue their studies."
- The Pilot
Since 1989 more than thirty scholarships have been awarded to area high school and Sandhills Community College students. Two scholarships are awarded annually to two area students.
The Student Enrichment Project receives support from St. Joseph of the Pines Charitable Endowment for Moore County Unrestricted Endowment Fund, also a component of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Share the Music
Complimentary concert tickets are distributed to senior living facilities through Share the Music, so elderly residents and individuals with special challenges, who enjoy choral music, have the opportunity to attend concerts.
In previous years, the MCCS Ensemble has performed at several functions including free community concerts at the Palustris Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Southern Pines as well as area nursing homes.