Jackson Children’s Chorale

Jackson Children’s Chorale

Jackson Children’s Chorale is an opportunity for young people in grade 3 through middle school to learn basic principles of vocal production and to be introduced to quality choral literature. Three to five performances are included in each semester. Directors are Jackie Livesay and Anne Frank.

The group is co-sponsored by Jackson Chorale and will perform in three Jackson Chorale concerts during the year (Oct. 20, Dec. 8, May 3). In recent years, the Children’s Chorale has performed with Jackson Symphony Orchestra and Jackson Community Band as well as at numerous venues including Michigan Theater of Jackson and the Governor’s Residence in Lansing.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30, Sept. 17 through Dec. 3 (later if performances are scheduled). Cost is $100 per semester; scholarships available.


Jackie Livesay holds a Bachelor of Music degree at Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. Both degrees are in Church Music with Organ as the principle instrument. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Education degree from Spring Arbor University.

Livesay currently is the Minister of Children’s Music and Organist at First United Methodist Church, Jackson, as well as serving as Orff Music Director at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. She has directed Jackson Chorale Children’s Choir for the past five years.

Ms. Livesay is a retired Jackson Public Schools elementary music educator. She received the JPS Outstanding Elementary Educator Award in 2001. In addition to public school teaching and church music ministries, she has also taught pre-school music, college classes, and private organ and piano lessons.

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