The Appalachian Children’s Chorus, three of whom are pictured here, will join the New River Youth Chorus in a special concert May 4 at 4 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church.

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The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Members of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus (ACC) are performing in a special concert Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church. The concert will feature ACC’s concert choir and the New River Youth Chorus from southern West Virginia. Admission is free and open to the public.

ACC will perform a variety of selections, including spiritual, patriotic and classical tunes. The New River Youth Chorus will perform a selection of traditional folk pieces under the direction of Judith Arnold. The choirs will deliver a massed number to culminate the event.

ACC’s founding and artistic director Selina Midkiff said she is thrilled when ACC has the opportunity to perform in different areas of our great state.

“It has always been our vision to reach out to the entire state of West Virginia,” said Midkiff. “We are thrilled to travel to Oak Hill and collaborate with the New River Youth Chorus to showcase the best of West Virginia’s children’s choral music.”

Esther Morey, the president of the New River Youth Chorus, echoed those sentiments. “What an extraordinary experience for southern West Virginia,” she said. “We are excited about this opportunity to join the New River Youth Chorus with the Appalachian Children’s Chorus under the directorship of two highly talented directors.”

Oak Hill Baptist Church is providing southern West Virginia with a unique opportunity to experience the sounds of 70 young people. As the children lift their voices in song, the audience will hear a level of excellence that will remind us to never underestimate the potential of West Virginia’s youth.

ACC was founded in 1990 by Selina Cosby Midkiff. The choir has grown from 12 members in its inaugural year to more than 150 members in four choirs today. ACC has been named the official children’s chorus of West Virginia as well as ambassadors of music for West Virginia.

For more information about the concert, please visit www.wvacc .org or call 304-343-1111.

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