The Mission



Since its founding, the Chorus has pursued a dual mission, focusing on musical excellence and the development of confident young women. Girls begin to lose their dreams very early. It is not enough to encourage young women to dream big. They must be provided the guidance, resources and a community of support to realize those dreams. It is the responsibility of all of us to understand their journey and give them the support they need to develop the confidence and skills to find their own voice.

The Manhattan Girls Chorus is a nurturing community of young women grades five through twelve from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds seeking an extraordinary music education and opportunities for performing excellence. It is free for every girl to ensure they all feel equal. In addition to helping each singer realize her full musical potential, we encourage mentoring relationships with women in the arts and other professions. Self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills are cultivated through a community of love, respect and support. Our hope for every young woman is for her to develop a lifelong passion for singing, serving others and bringing her inner beauty to the world.

To learn more about our mission, to hear the girls open their hearts through song and words, and to hear the perspectives of parents and the Artistic Director, please view the following video:

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