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One World, Many Voices Takes the Stage

Embark on a musical journey through different cultures with the Pensacola Children’s Chorus!


Event Details

Find tickets here for One World, Many Voices, presented by the Pensacola Children’s Chorus (PCC). The traditional choral performance will be held at First Baptist Church of Pensacola on Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 pm.

What: One World, Many Voices

When: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:30 pm

Where: First Baptist Church of Pensacola

Tickets: $15–35

As the name suggests, One World, Many Voices will transport the audience around the world. Expect music with lively rhythms and instruments from many different cultures.

One World, Many Voices embodies how music brings us all closer together,” says Alex Gartner, PCC’s Artistic & Executive Director.

“This concert invites our audience to discover and appreciate the diversity of the world around us and perhaps to realize that when we look close enough, we aren’t so different from one another after all.”

Join our 250+ singers as they set the tone for an afternoon dedicated to the promotion of peace and understanding with “Sim Shalom,” a heartfelt prayer for global harmony. Continue on an adventure as our singers embark on a musical journey with enchanting songs that weave tales of exploration, discovery, and unity. Feel the heartbeat of the continent with vibrant rhythms from various African countries. Songs like “Bonse Aba” and “Kye Kye Kule” celebrate the diverse musical traditions of the African continent and are sure to bring the audience to their feet.

Experience the energy and passion of African American spirituals with dynamic performances of songs that resonate with the rich history and resilience of a community. These songs will uplift spirits and inspire hope in the process. Lighten the mood with humorous storytelling through songs like “The Goat” and “Why Not?”. These delightful tunes add a touch of laughter to the evening, creating a well-rounded and enjoyable experience for all.

Serving the Community 

One World, Many Voices will also feature members who have joined the Pensacola Children’s Chorus through a program funded by the Escambia Children’s Trust. A taxpayer-funded children’s services agency, the Trust focuses on providing impactful services to Escambia County’s most vulnerable youth.

“This concert will showcase the heart of our Children’s Trust program,” says Gartner. “It is a testament to the impact that music can have on a child’s life. To see them singing and smiling alongside youth from all walks of life is a symbol of hope for a prosperous future.”

One World, Many Voices will be held at First Baptist Church (500 N. Palafox). Tickets for festival seating are available and range from $15–$35. Handicap and close proximity VIP seating sections are also available. If you are unable to attend in person, the performance will be streamed. For tickets and more information, visit PensacolaSings.org.

About Pensacola Children’s Chorus

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus (PCC) is a non-profit, community-based arts education program that uses music and performance to inspire and nurture a new generation of young leaders. Serving 300 young musicians from over 60 schools across Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama, PCC uses music education to provide opportunities for personal growth, friendship, and community service. Formally established in 1990 as a program of the Pensacola Symphony, the now-independent organization continues to pursue diversity of talent, repertoire, and performance to enhance and enliven the cultural fabric of our community. To fulfill its role as the preeminent regional youth music education program, PCC presents a full season of outreach, educational programs, and performances each year for thousands of children, youth, and adults.

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Makenna Curtis is a Pensacola local with a BIG heart for her hometown. Motherhood, storytelling, helping others, and celebrating the small things in life are just a few of her favorite things. Makenna graduated the University of West Florida with a degree in Communications and Advertising in 2017. Her passion for living life to the fullest and connecting with others makes having a conversation or reading her work easy!