Elm City Girls' Choir
The Elm City Girls’ Choir is New England’s most highly acclaimed choral programme for girls. Based in New Haven, the choir has received national recognition, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and Walt Disney World. Since its founding in 1993, ECGC has performed with many respected choral ensembles including the New York Virtuoso Singers, CONCORA, the American Boychoir, Yale Schola Cantorum, Yale Glee Club, Yale Camerata, Trinity Boys Choir, Newark Boys Chorus and Village Harmony, and with prominent orchestras including the Boston Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, Yale Symphony and Moscow State Orchestra. The choir has featured at conferences of the Connecticut chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and the United Church of Christ Musicians Association. ECGC has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe, and appeared on national television with Diana Ross at the women’s finals match of the US Open tennis tournament. ECGC is the premier ensemble of United Choir School LLC—a private, nonsectarian educational institution that provides musical training and performance opportunities to over 550 talented young musicians, aged six to eighteen. In addition to the Elm City Girls’ Choir, United Choir School operates satellite ensembles (United Girls’ Choir) in Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Milford, North Haven and Shelton, and is currently in the process of establishing additional chapters in communities throughout the Northeast. The school’s mission is to foster a deep commitment to the realization of personal and artistic potential in an environment that engenders cooperation, creativity, self-discipline and, above all, an earnest respect for all people.