The mission of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus is to provide quality music education and performances to include both classical choral training and musical theater to enrich the lives of children from all religious, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Through its music activities, the Pensacola Children’s Chorus helps to foster the personal and social growth of its members and promotes their sense of self-esteem, accomplishment, and pride.
PCC Welcomes New Artistic Director: Mr. Alex Gartner
Mr. Gartner joins us from the Cincinnati Children's Choir, a choir of nearly 1,000 children and youth. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, he has served the Cincinnati Children’s Choir (CCC), Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, in various positions for the past six years, most recently as the Assistant Director.
“We are thrilled to have found a very personable, talented and gifted musician who has a passion for both choral music and musical theatre. We are certain, with his experience, that the Chorus will continue to thrive”
- Allen Pote, PCC Founding Artistic Director
A Message From The Potes:
With much gratitude for the 26 years we have been Artistic Directors of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus, we are announcing our retirement at the end of the 2015-2016 season. As a national search begins for a new Director (Directors), we will give our full support to ensure that this organization will continue to thrive and even move to a new level. To the hundreds of Chorus members and alumni, to those who have served on our Board of Directors, to our wonderful parents and volunteers, and to the entire community of Pensacola, we extend our most sincere thanks. It has been a great ride!
Allen and Susan Pote
Winner, Best After School Activity
Runner Up, Best Annual Event: Christmas on the Coast
"This is an incredible operation...a choral program that nurtures
the mind, the soul, and the voice."
Dr. Anton Armstrong, Conductor, St. Olaf College Choir
Since 1990 The Pensacola Children’s Chorus has been at the forefront of performing in the U.S. and throughout the world. We nurture the artistic creativity of our choirs and provide them with lifetime experiences and lifelong friendships. We have produced Broadway leads, movie and television actors and actresses, recording artists and opera stars.