Contra Costa Children's Chorus
Since 1984 the Contra Costa Children’s Chorus (CCCC) has been providing high quality choral music education to children in the San Francisco East Bay. Co-founded by Iris Lamanna and Sandy Warner, and now under the artistic direction of Andrew Brown, the chorus continues to enrich the musical life of its members, their families, and the community at large. Over the years the chorus has grown to include 4 choir levels, 2 Honors ensembles, a Summer Music Institute, and its own summer musical theatre program Theatre Arts for Kids.

The CCCC offers a comprehensive program of musical and vocal training, and performance of a wide variety of high caliber choral repertoire from all musical periods and styles. Its pursuit of excellence has earned the chorus national and international recognition, singing at many prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Canterbury Cathedral, La Madeleine in Paris, Smetana Concert Hall in Prague, and the Vatican.


shapeimage_1-4Among its many honors, the CCCC was a first place award winner at the Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival Competition in 1991, has received gold ratings at numerous Heritage Festivals, and has participated in the Oregon Bach and Junior Bach Festivals. It has also collaborated with major performing arts organizations such as the California Symphony, Diablo Symphony, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and has been featured at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conventions in 1994 and 2000.

An integral part of the CCCC experience has been its participation in national and international tours. These have taken the chorus to Denmark, Hungary, Australia, China, and Greece, performing in some of the most prestigious venues around the world, including a live broadcast concert over the Hungarian National Radio, and singing at the opening ceremonies for the one-year countdown to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Best After School Program – Best of the East Bay, Diablo magazine, 2013

Best Music Lessons – Best of the East Bay, Diablo magazine, 2012

First place – Outstanding Choral Group, Heritage Festival, Anaheim, 2008

First place – Heritage Festival Adjudicator’s Award, Anaheim, 2008

First place – Gold Award, Heritage Festival, Anaheim, 2008

First place award winner – Golden Gate International Competition, Oakland, 1991
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